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April 3, 2012

Massachusetts Man Crashes Into Cruiser Following Fatal Accident


As Massachusetts State Police were finishing up with a fatal accident scene on I-93 that claimed the life a young woman, another car crashed into a scene and struck a state police cruiser and a tow truck. The driver, Albert Vasquez, has been charged with Massachusetts Drunk Driving Crimes.

Vasquez was arraigned in Woburn District Court earlier this week and charged with OUI / DUI and Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle. Following his arraignment, he was held on $10,000 bail.

According to Massachusetts State Police, after two lanes of I-93 were shut down, Vasquez' vehicle allegedly veered into the cordoned off area where emergency crews were and struck a two truck and then a state police car. He was arrested at the scene for suspicion of operating under the influence of alcohol.

OUI / DUI is punishable in Massachusetts with imprisonment for up to 2.5 years, fines of up to $5,000 and a suspension of the person's driver's license for 1 year. Massachusetts DUI laws do offer an 'alternative disposition' however, which the defendant could have his case Continued Without a Finding and be placed on probation. With this alternative, the defendant would also be ordered to enter and complete a Drug-Alcohol Education Program and lose his/her license for a period of 45-90 days.

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