OUI – NOT GUILTY JURY VERDICT
Fitchburg District Court 1/2/18
Lunenburg police observe a pickup truck leaving a bar at 1:30 am and commit numerous marked lane violations as well as drive in the oncoming travel lane while negotiating a turn through an intersection. Client has difficulty producing his registration and admits to two or three beers. Police observe bloodshot, glassy eyes and slurred speech. Client stumbles and uses his hand to steady himself as he walks to the testing area where he fails the HGN, walk and turn and one-leg stand tests. A portable breath test results in a reading of .158. While being booked at the station, client angrily and repeatedly accuses the police of stealing his money and curses at the officers – all of which is audio and video recorded. Client refuses to cooperate with police throughout booking and when offered a breathalyzer he deliberately and repeatedly circumvents the testing process.