Dec

26

Driver Arrested for Fourth Massachusetts DUI

By Mary Ann

An Upton Massachusetts man was arrested for his fourth DUI. A police officer manning a stationary speed radar spotted the man going 60mph in an area where the posted speed limit was 35mph. The driver failed to stop for the officer, finally plowing his car into a mailbox. A brief chase on foot ensued. He was arrested on suspicion of DUI

Police later discovered that the driver’s license had been revoked as a habitual traffic offender. He was charged with DUI (fourth offense); driving with a revoked license; failing to stop for police; a marked lanes violation; and speeding. His BAC has not yet been released.

Dec

21

DA Drops Massachusetts DUI Against Politically Connected Socialite Citing Breathalyzer Issues

By Mary Ann

The Bristol County Massachusetts district attorney defended throwing out DUI charges against a politically connected socialite who failed four sobriety tests and two breath tests. He blamed red tape for blocking prosecutors from obtaining reports proving the accuracy of the breath test machine used in the arrest.

The DA believed the case could not be proven beyond a reasonable doubt without the report. Although the socialite, connected to Massachusetts’ governor elect, failed two breath tests, she had no prior DUI convictions. State police refused to comment on the case