Massachusetts State Police arrested a Bedford man this past weekend on Massachusetts Drunk Driving Charges following a crash on I-93 north that injure four.
According to state police, James Milligan was allegedly driving the wrong way on I-93 north when he allegedly caused a four car crash. He will be summonsed for arraignment to Woburn District Court on charges of Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol, Leaving the Scene of Property Damage, and Leaving the Scene of an Accident after Causing Serious Bodily Injury.
The crime of Leaving the Scene of an Accident After Causing Serious Bodily Injury is a felony that is punishable with imprisonment for not less than 6 months and up to 2 years in the House of Corrections. It punishes those persons who were involved in an accident where personal injury resulted and then left the scene without leaving making their identity, address and registration information known.
OUI / DUI in Massachusetts is punishable by imprisonment for up to 2.5 years in the House of Corrections, but Massachusetts offers an 'alternative disposition' for first-time OUI /DUI offenders if the person 'admits to sufficient facts for a finding of guilty'.
With this disposition, the defendant is typically placed on probation; ordered to enter and complete a Drug-Alcohol Education Program; and will lose his/her driver's license for a period between 45 and 90 days. In additional, a defendant will also face hefty fines and fees with any disposition that is not entirely resolved in his/her favor.
Boston Criminal Lawyer Lefteris K. Travayiakis is available 24/7 for consultation on all Massachusetts Drunk Driving Crimes, including DUI / OUI, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, and Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle.
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