A Hingham man has been charged with Massachusetts Drunk Driving Charges for the sixth time following his arrest on Tuesday. He was charged with Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol, 5th or Subsequent Offense.
The defendant was arrested at his Hingham home after another motorist allegedly observed a car to be operating erratically and then following that man home. The other motorist told police that the man pulled up to his house and yelled at his 3 year old son who was in the front yard. The father of the boy reportedly approached the motorist, who he claimed smelled of alcohol and appeared confused.
When the defendant left the area, a neighbor got into his car and followed the defendant to his home. Police responded to the home and allegedly found a half-empty bottle of alcohol in the car.
Massachusetts district attorneys prosecute drunk driving cases very aggressively, particularly those involving subsequent OUI / DUI offenders and the penalties involved upon conviction are very stiff.
A defendant convicted of OUI / DUI 5th or Subsequent Offense faces up to 2.5 years in the House of Corrections or up to 5 years in state prison; a lifetime revocation of his driver’s license without the possibility of a hardship license; and the district attorney may also seek forfeiture of the vehicle.
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