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03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Drunken Mass. State Senator Anthony Galluccio Blames Toothpaste (VIDEO)

A Massachusetts state senator who injured two people in a hit-and-run accident has pleaded guilty and been sentenced to six months of home confinement.

Sen. Anthony Galluccio, a Democrat, pleaded guilty Friday to leaving the scene of the Oct. 4 accident in his hometown of Cambridge.

The 42-year-old has said he made a "serious error in judgment" when he drove away after his SUV rear-ended another vehicle. A 13-year-old boy and his father had minor injuries.

In Cambridge District Court on Friday, Galluccio said he deeply regrets his actions.

The judge ordered Galluccio to surrender his driver's license for five years and submit to random alcohol testing.

While he is on home confinement, Galluccio can still attend Senate sessions and votes. However, on Tuesday, Galluccio failed several breathalyzer tests, a possible violation of his probation. He blamed his toothpaste, saying it contained sorbitol, a chemical that can distort results..

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