OUI – NOT GUILTY JURY VERDICT
LEAVING SCENE PROPERTY DAMAGE – GUILTY JURY VERDICT
6 MOS. UNSUPERVISED PROBATION, RESTITUTION
Orange District Court 7/27/22
Erving police are dispatched to crash at 12:20 a.m. On arrival, police find a Chevy Blazer with heavy rear damage in the roadway. Police also observe a Saab with heavy front-end damage 200 feet into the woods. Police determine the Blazer was parked roadside prior to being rear-ended by the Saab. Police conduct a search for the Saab driver without success. The owner of the car is identified and a Northfield officer is dispatched to his home. On arrival, the owner (client) of the Saab admits to having struck the Blazer. Northfield police observe the odor of alcoholic beverage on client’s breath, slurred speech and glassy, bloodshot eyes. After the client admits to having consumed alcoholic beverages, he is transported back to the accident scene in Erving. Client again admits to Erving police having rear-ended the Blazer and afterwards walking home without leaving required information. Erving police also observe the odor of alcoholic beverage on client’s breath as well as slurred speech, bloodshot eyes and unsteadiness. Client appears disorientated and disheveled. Client admits to a couple of drinks earlier at a friend’s house. Client fails the HGN, walk and turn, one-leg stand tests. Client fails portable breathalyzer and blows .204.