OUI SECOND OFFENSE – NOT GUILTY JURY VERDICT
NEGLIGENT OPERATION – GUILTY 6 MONTHS UNSUPERVISED PROBATION
Orange District Court 5/1/18
Civilian motorist observes car at 12:40 am traveling Route 2 westbound “all over the road, in and out of the break down lane and tailgating vehicles in front of it.” State police respond and locate the subject vehicle in Athol on Route 2A. Trooper observes vehicle cross over the into the breakdown lane 3 times and tailgating. Vehicle initially ignores Trooper’s signal to stop and turns onto a side road ultimately striking a curb when coming to a rest. Client refuses to provide license and registration and is observed to have bloodshot and glassy eyes. Trooper smells odor of alcohol coming from within the vehicle. Trooper detects slurred speech and the odor of alcohol coming from client’s breath. Client admits to having consumed 2 beers and advises Trooper that he is deaf. Trooper and client communicate by written question and answer. Client has extreme difficulty exiting his car and leans against it to support himself. Client has great difficulty walking, stumbles sideways and nearly falls to the ground before Trooper stops him from doing so. Upon arrest, two police officers escort client and provide support and assistance to keep him from falling to the ground. During booking, client is extremely uncooperative with police.