Roland Gaboury, Director of Operations for the Southbridge School District, today resigned from his position.
Also, Everything Southbridge informs The O’Zone via Twitter that School Committee member Dr. Thomas O’Leary has been removed from the Harrington Hospital’s Doctors Listing.
Gaboury was scheduled to appear in court tomorrow in connection with an incident that occurred in Spencer in August. The Spencer New Leader reported on October 4,
The director of operations for the Southbridge Public Schools is accused of causing an accident while driving drunk in late August.
Roland R. Gaboury, 68, of Spencer, was arraigned Tuesday, Sept. 3 in East Brookfield District Court on charges of operating under the influence of liquor, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, possession of an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle and failure to stop or yield. He was released on personal recognizance and will be back in court Nov. 5….
According to a report from Spencer Police Officer Valerie Morin, Gaboury was driving a 2007 Acura MDX shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31. He was turning from Meadow Road onto Pleasant Street (Route 31) in Spencer when a 1998 Plymouth Voyager minivan driven by 77- year-old Malcolm Chisholm, also of Spencer, struck him….
As Gaboury was getting his license and registration from his vehicle, Morin wrote, “in the driver’s door bottle holder was an open can of Bud Light beer. The can had liquid on the run near the opening. When asked about the container Roland stated ‘It was old.’ An odor of an alcoholic beverage was detected from Roland’s facial region. He was unsteady on his feet, eyes watery, speech slightly slurred. Roland was asked he if has been drinking. He stated one — or two.”
Morin stated she asked Gaboury again how many drinks he had.
“He stated two but had a ‘few others’ during the day,” she wrote.
Gaboury failed four field sobriety tests done at the scene, Morin wrote. A breath test at the Spencer police station showed a blood alcohol level of .103, 25 percent above the legal limit of .08….
Gaboury faces up to four and a half years in jail, fines and possible temporary revocation of his license, depending on the results of his case.
The situation with Dr. O’Leary appears to be related to an incident that reportedly occurred last Monday, October 28. Details regarding the event are still subject to verification.