Fuel truck driver charged in motorcyclist's death

Sunday June 23, 2013

WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (AP) -- Police say a fuel truck that struck and killed a 57-year-old Easton motorcyclist did not have an ignition breathalyzer required by state law when a driver has a history of drunk driving.

The Patriot Ledger reports (http://bit.ly/1aF4gKB ) that the motorcyclist, Robert F. Gallagher of North Easton, died at the scene on Saturday.

Matthew A. Beaucaire of East Bridgewater was charged with driving without an interlock device, driving without a license and failure to yield.

An ignition interlock device is required when the driver has lost a license for drunken driving. The interlock device stops the vehicle from starting if the driver is intoxicated.

Police Sgt. Russell Regan declined to comment on the 27-year-old Beaucaire's driving record.

It was not known if Beaucaire is represented by a lawyer and a listed telephone number is not in service.


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