OUI – NOT GUILTY JURY VERDICT
Fitchburg District Court 8/27/19
Lunenburg police observe pickup drift off roadway, kicking up dirt and dust and quickly swerve back into its lane at 1:02 a.m. Police attempt to stop pickup but are unable to do so as truck drives into neighboring town. Moments later, Lunenburg police observe the same pickup back in their jurisdiction, parked in the middle of a public road and blocking the roadway. Upon approaching the truck, officers observe the pickup still running, headlights activated with a sole occupant in the driver seat. Police observe client attempting to use his wallet as a cellphone while appearing confused and unable to answer basic questions. Police detect strong odor of alcoholic beverage coming from inside the truck, client’s speech was slurred and his eyes were bloodshot and glassy. Client admits having drank alcohol, but is unable to give any amount when police specifically request an amount consumed. Client fails the HGN, walk and turn, one-leg stand, convergence and alphabet tests. During booking, client states that he knew that he should not have been driving.