Report: State worker crashes cause $2M in damage
BOSTON—State workers have caused more than $2 million in damage to state-owned vehicles involved in accidents over the past three years.
The state's 3,600 taxpayer-bought vehicles -- which does not include state police cruisers -- have been involved in more than 1,100 crashes, causing a total of $2.1 million in damage, $810,000 of which has been billed directly to taxpayers. At least 14 state workers were in multiple crashes.
The Boston Herald ( http://bit.ly/yCUMj0) reviewed accidents involving state vehicles after Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray was involved in a wreck last November that totaled his state car.
A state Transportation Department pickup truck was involved in 40 accidents in one year.
The administration of Gov. Deval Patrick has called for a new policy to punish state workers found at fault in accidents.
Information from: Boston Herald, http://www.bostonherald.com