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August 1, 2013

School official gets probation in DUI crash


Harris also told the trooper that she has a “very important job in Boston, and she was sure something could be done,” Trautman told the judge.

Harris is the director of extended learning services for the Boston Public Schools.

An initial breath sample tested at the state police barracks showed a blood alcohol level of .28, but the machine did not register subsequent samples, and the test was deemed invalid.

During her hearing yesterday, defense lawyer Steven Epstein argued for a shorter continuation without a finding, noting that Harris has no prior record.

Swan, in addition to imposing the two-year probation period, ordered Harris to undergo an alcohol evaluation and treatment if necessary, as well as attend an alcohol safety awareness program. If she complies with those conditions and stays out of further trouble, the charge will be dismissed.

Courts reporter Julie Manganis can be reached at 978-338-2521, via email at or on Twitter @SNJulieManganis.

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