OUI NOT GUILTY JURY VERDICT
OPEN CONTAINER OF ALCOHOL IN MOTOR VEHICLE – NOT RESPONSIBLE
Orange District Court 1/29/15
Athol police receive 911 calls describing a male attempting to force a female into his pickup at 1:40 a.m. Police converge and observe pickup matching description traveling on various roadways in vicinity of attempted “abduction”. Police stop vehicle and client exits unsteady on his feet. On-scene witness describe client as having driven “like an idiot”. Client states he was attempting to give his girlfriend a ride home. Police detect strong odor of alcoholic beverage coming from client’s mouth while observing slow, slurred speech and glassy, bloodshot eyes. Client admits to coming from a local bar and consuming a few beers. Client fails HGN, walk and turn and one leg tests and concludes testing by stating “just take me to jail.” a search of client’s truck reveals a half filled can of beer in the center console cup holder, a six pack of empty cans and bottles and twelve pack of beer with only five remaining full beers inside.