January 2012 Archives

January 27, 2012

Burlington Man Charged with Motor Vehicle Homicide by DUI


A Burlington man has been indicted by a Middlesex County Grand Jury on Massachusetts Drunk Driving Charges for allegedly striking and killing a 51 year old man, also of Burlington.

Anthony Manfredi was indicted on charges of Motor Vehicle Homicide by DUI / OUI and Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol, 2nd Subsequent Offense.

According to the Middlesex County District Attorney's Office, Burlington Police Officer's responded to Cambridge Street in the evening of August 14, 2011 for reports that a car had struck a pedestrian. Upon their arrival, they reportedly observed Daniel Jalbert lying on the pavement near the Manfredi's truck.

Jalbert was transported to the Lahey Clinic where he was pronounced.

Burlington Police Officers allege Anthony Manfredi was allegedly unsteady on his feet; had slurred speech and alcohol on his breath. He also allegedly submitted and failed Field Sobriety Tests.

Motor Vehicle Homicide by OUI / DUI criminalizes the negligent and reckless operation as a result of intoxication and which results in the death of another person. Vehicular Homicide by DUI / OUI is punishable by imprisonment in the House of Corrections for not less than 1 year and up to 2.5 years; or to state prison for not less than 2.5 and up to 15 years.

In this particular case, the defense will have to raise any and all circumstances that would demonstrate that Manfredi was not so impaired due to allegedly having ingested alcohol; and raise any factors, that taken together, demonstrate that the accident occurred but not due to any intoxication.

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January 23, 2012

Massachusetts Man Arrested for 8th OUI by State Police


A Plymouth man was arrested last week on Massachusetts Drunk Driving Charges, his 8th. He was charged with Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol, 8th Subsequent Offense.

According to the Massachusetts State Police, the Plymouth man was stopped in Route 3 for allegedly failing to stay in his lane. When the car was stopped, the state trooper reportedly noticed the operator to have bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, and could allegedly smell alcohol on his breath.

The Massachusetts State Police additional reported that this operator's driver's license had been revoked for 10 years for a prior OUI / DUI offense.

OUI / DUI 5th or Subsequent Offense in Massachusetts is punishable by imprisonment for not less than 2.5 years and up to 5 years in state prison. Additionally, a conviction for a 5th or subsequent drunk driving charge will result in a lifetime revocation of your driver's license without the possibility of obtaining a hardship or 'cinderella' license.

Given the extreme penalties involved in Massachusetts OUI / DUI cases, anyone charged with allegedly operating under the influence of alcohol should immediately Contact a Boston DUI / OUI Lawyer.

Boston DUI / OUI Lawyer Lefteris K. Travayiakis is available 24/7 for consultation on all Massachusetts Drunk Driving Crimes.

January 16, 2012

Quincy Crash Lands 4 in Hospital and Holbrook Woman Arrested on DUI Charges


A Holbrook woman has been arrested on Massachusetts Drunk Driving Charges following a crash in Quincy over the weekend. The driver, who was alleged operating under the influence alcohol at the time, lost control of the vehicle which crashed into a telephone poll.

The driver was arrested and charged with Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle, and was also cited for speeding.

According to the Quincy Police Department, the vehicle was traveling on Franklin Street in Quincy when the driver allegedly lost control in the area of Independence Avenue and struck a utility poll. All four passengers in the car, including the drive, were reportedly taken to local area hospitals to be treated for injuries.

OUI / DUI 1st Offense in Massachusetts is punishable by up to 2.5 years in the House of Corrections and provides for suspension of the person's driver's license for 1 year, as well as fines and fees upwards of $5,000.

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