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May 6, 2014

Judge rejects house arrest for trooper charged in crash

LAWRENCE — Prosecutors asked that a state trooper arrested for drunken driving after a crash in North Andover early Saturday be held under house arrest.

Judge Lynn Rooney rejected the request, and Trooper Dale C. Jenkins III was released on the $20,000 bail he posted after his arrest. He was ordered to refrain from drinking alcohol and to submit to random alcohol screening.

Jenkins was arrested and relieved of duty after his white 1965 Corvette crashed in woods off Sharpners Pond Road off Route 114 about 12:20 a.m. Saturday. He was also charged with carrying a firearm while intoxicated.

He was off duty at the time, and the car and the gun — a .357 Smith & Wesson — were his own.

A passenger, identified as Gerard Letendre, 53, 7 Olde Farm Lane, North Reading, was severely injured in the accident, police said.

At Jenkins' arraignment this morning in Lawrence District Court, his lawyer said Letendre and Jenkins were longtime friends.

Arguing against house arrest, the lawyer said Jenkins was sober at the time of the crash. He said Jenkins owns a home and has 4 1/2-year-old twins and needs to make a living. He said he is a Boston College graduate and a trooper for 14 years.

More coming at eagletribune.com and in tomorrow's Eagle-Tribune.



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