Ex-Barnstable officer gets jail for driving drunk
TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) -- A former Barnstable police officer has been sentenced to six months in jail for taking a 9-year-old boy on a 7 1/2- hour drunken car ride to a youth baseball game.
Edmund Scipione pleaded guilty Thursday to drunken driving and child endangerment in connection with the ride last July that ended with the frightened boy jumping from the vehicle in Swansea.
Scipione was a coach on the boy's baseball team and was driving him to an all-star tournament in Rehoboth.
The Cape Cod Times reports that the 42-year-old Scipione was sentenced to 30 days for drunken driving and five months for child endangerment.
He resigned from the Barnstable police in September.
Scipione apologized in court, saying he was "remorseful, guilt-ridden and ashamed." He has been receiving treatment.