OUI – NOT GUILTY VERDICT
Gardner District Court 8/27/21
911 caller reports a dark colored vehicle on Route 2 at 3:05 a.m. driving erratically, unable to maintain its lane and at one point, driving off the roadway before returning. Responding to the area in Phillipston, Troopers observe a dark colored sedan in the breakdown lane just prior to exit 18 on Route 2 west. The sedan had moderate to heavy front end damage to the bumper and left front quarter panel areas. The left headlight was missing and the side marker and blinker assemblies were hanging by their wiring. Troopers observed the client still seated and belted in the driver’s seat. While speaking to the client, Troopers additionally observed glassy eyes and slurred speech. When asked what happened, client stated he rear-ended a vehicle in front of him. Client also stated that he was coming from Foxwoods Casino and had consumed alcohol. Client states that he left the Casino that night but also states that he left at 1430 (military time for 2:30 p.m.) When asked where he was going, Client pointed in a westerly direction and stated “home to Gardner” although he was in Phillipston and already several miles west of Gardner. Client fails the HGN, walk and turn and one-legged stand tests.