A Wareham man was arrested by Wareham Police Officers this past week on Massachusetts Drunk Driving Charges. He was charged with Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol, 5th Subsequent Offense; and OUI / DUI After License Suspended for Previous OUI / DUI.
According to the Wareham Police Department, an anonymous caller reported that the man was driving and that he was under the influence of alcohol. Officers reportedly located the driver and pulled him over. The driver reportedly failed a series of Field Sobriety Tests and was arrested. The driver reportedly had his last drunk driving conviction in 2004, and the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles had his license suspended for being a habitual traffic offender.
The Massachusetts Drunk Driving Crime of Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol After License Suspended for DUI / OUI is exactly that – where the person is alleged to have committed another OUI / DUI while his license was already suspended for a previous drunk driving offense.
A conviction for the Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs After License Suspended for DUI / OUI is a minimum-mandatory commitment to the House of Corrections for not less than 1 year and up to 2.5 years, as well as a loss of the person’s driver’s license for 1 year. By statute, however, this sentence must run ‘consecutively’, or ‘from and after’ any penalty for the underlying OUI / DUI conviction.
Boston Criminal Lawyer Lefteris K. Travayiakis is available 24/7 for consultation on all Massachusetts Drunk Driving Crimes, including Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol and Operating Under the Influence After License Suspended for DUI / OUI.
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