Heralded Service

Many wonder how those who build a life on the dole of 'public service' survive when they are no longer... er... servicing the public. Here's one example.

A judge on Monday issued an arrest warrant for the former chairman of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority after he failed to show up in court to face a drunken driving charge.

The court clerk told the judge that he received a phone call on behalf of Matthew Amorello to say he had been hospitalized at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center in Worcester.

It was not immediately clear why the former Republican state senator was hospitalized, and a spokesman for the hospital said he had no record of a patient by that name.


The police report from Amorello's arrest in Haverhill at about 2 a.m. on Saturday said he suffered scrapes on his knees and a cut on his forehead after he allegedly struck two parked vehicles, but he refused treatment.

Howie said Monday afternoon that the Herald would be breaking some news on the story again Tuesday. Enjoy the mugshots on the Herald website.