Southborough – Police Chief Kenneth Paulhus released this statement this morning:
The charges filed against Mr. William Shields of Southborough, in regards to the 8/22/15 crash with injury on Route 9 involving a Southborough Police cruiser, were disposed of Monday before a judge in Westborough District Court.
Six Charges (1. OUI Liquor 2. Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle 3. Failure to Use Care when Starting 4. Three Counts of A&B on Ambulance Personnel) were Continued Without a Finding (CWOF) for 1 year after the defendant admitted to sufficient facts. In addition, Mr. Shields’ license will be suspended for 90 days. He will have to complete a First Offender Program, Restitution (if any), a National Highway Safety Course, Letters of Apology, and Community Service of 20 hours at a medical facility. An additional charge of Interfering with a Firefighter was dismissed.
The Prosecutor’s recommendation in the case had asked for a guilty plea, and two years of probation, to run concurrent with the first charge along with completion of the above listed terms and programs.