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State trooper accused of being drunk at work placed on leave

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DEVENS, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts State Police trooper accused of being drunk at work has been placed on leave.

Trooper Jonathan Brown was relieved of duty around 2 a.m. Sunday. He was in the middle of an eight-hour shift, which began at 11 p.m. Saturday and was supposed to go until 7 a.m. Sunday.

Authorities say Brown was allegedly intoxicated when he arrived at the Devens barracks, and slurred his speech on the state police radio.

Brown has been placed on administrative leave, pending a duty status hearing this week.

An investigation is ongoing.

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