MOTION TO SUPPRESS STOP OF MOTOR VEHICLE ALLOWED
THIRD OFFENSE OUI AND POSSESSION OF CLASS B SUBSEQUENT OFFENSE DISMISSED
Orange District Court
Athol police observe client’s truck parked sideways in a parking lot at 12:40 a.m., with rear-end of vehicle in travel lane of adjacent street. Police observe client behind wheel while vehicle is still running, very strong odor of alcohol, bloodshot, glassy eyes and slurred speech. Client admits to coming from bar and drinking beers. During booking cocaine is found on client. After hearing on defendant’s motion to suppress, the court found the arresting officer did not have sufficient justification to initiate a stop of defendant’s vehicle. Judge orders all information obtained as a result of the stop inadmissible, case dismissed.