Articles Tagged with DUI

According to a recent news article from the Boston Globe, a Brookline firefighter was arrested on charges of drunk driving and hit-and-run in connection with a serious car accident in which he allegedly crashed into to two vehicles and fled the scene. He was already arraigned in Middlesex County.

mPIXIhIAuthorities say the 34-year-old defendant was charged specifically with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicating liquor (OUI), leaving the scene of a personal injury, and he was cited for several other moving violations. In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, it is typical to be given non-criminal moving violations in addition to any criminal charges. One can be charged with reckless driving and also cited for a marked lanes violation in connection with the same incident. Continue reading

According to a recent article from the Boston Globe, a 29-year-old man involved in a Boston car accident was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Authorities state the victim was a passenger in a car that allegedly crashed into a utility pole in Weymouth. There were two other passengers in the car who were injured, and first responders took them to a local level-one trauma center in the greater Boston area.

1316049_untitledAuthorities also state driver of the car that crashed into the telephone pole was charged with motor vehicle homicide and given several moving violation citations. He is currently being held on $25,000 cash bail, and police are continuing to investigate cause of the deadly traffic accident. Continue reading

When we use the term alcohol-related car accident, we are generally talking about a case of drunk driving. However, according to a recent news article from My Fox Boston, a driver allegedly crashed into a liquor store in Worcester.

754020_texture_mashupAuthorities say two cars crashed into each other on Main Street around one in the morning.   As a result of the traffic accident, one car ended up crashing into a liquor store, causing substantial damage to the car and the store.   The owner of the store estimated that between the damage to the structure, which was quite extensive, and the lost inventory, there was an estimated $25,000 to $35,000 in total damages. Authorities are also reporting that, just after crash, several people used this as an opportunity to enter the store and steal items from the shelves. Continue reading

According to a recent news story from the Boston Globe, a man from Plympton, Massachusetts was arrested for allegedly causing two drunk driving crashes in Boston on the same Sunday afternoon. Authorities say Massachusetts State Police troopers were called to the scene of a crash around 3:30 in the afternoon on the Mass Pike. Witnesses say defendant’s car, a 2003 Subaru Forester, struck a BMW being driven by a 36-year-old man. When the Subaru hit the BMW, it caught on fire. When troopers arrived, they immediately became convinced defendant was operating the vehicle under the influence.

barsignFirst responders arrived at the scene, and fire department personnel were able to quickly suppress the fire. Trooper became immediately suspicious that suspect was under the influence of intoxicating liquor and began to perform standardized field sobriety tests. While they were speaking with suspect, another trooper ran a description of the car and driver through the BOLO (be on the lookout) system and determined he was suspected of being in a hit-and-run accident earlier that same day and had fled the scene. Continue reading

Many people get arrested for drunk driving and realize it is a serious matter and do whatever they can to get an expungement of their criminal record and stay out of trouble. This is especially true of college students who have goals of going to law school or medical school, entering the United States military or pursuing any other kind of future employment that requires a criminal background check.

mlJGGaqHowever, there are, of course, people on the other side of the spectrum that do not treat their arrest, possible conviction and criminal record with discretion.

According to a recent news article from Time, a 20-year-old college student was arrested for drunk driving, and she refused to take an alcohol breath test. Under the law in her jurisdiction, as well as the law in most states, refusal to submit to chemical testing (blood, breath or urine) results in an automatic suspension of driving privileges in the state. Continue reading

According to a recent news article from the Boston Herald, a man was arrested for setting up a fake DUI sobriety checkpoint in Pennsylvania. Authorities say defendant, a 19-year-old man from Summerset, was allegedly driving drunk when he parked his car diagonally across a state highway. After parking his car in such a manner, he went to his trunk and took out road flares, which he then ignited and deployed on the road as part of his DUI checkpoint. This was around 4 a.m.

DUI checkpointOne motorist who was stopped alleged that defendant said he was a Pennsylvania State Trooper with the agency’s “drug and alcohol division.” Motorist says defendant then demanded to see her driver’s license, registration, and proof of insurance. It is not known how many other vehicles he allegedly stopped or what he intended to do after stopping them. Continue reading

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