Massachusetts State Police announced Wednesday that Trooper John J. Basler, 25, of Kingston, will be suspended without pay indefinitely for his involvement in a motor vehicle accident on Sept. 22 in Plymouth.
Basler reportedly had a blood alcohol level of .26, over three times the legal limit, after a head-on collision on Federal Furnace Road. Susan Macchi, 64, and her daughter Juliet Macchi, 23, were killed in the crash.
State Police Internal Affairs Section will also open an investigation into Basler’s conduct to determine if he violated departmental rules and policies.
Basler was injured in the accident and did not attend the hearing.