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September 13, 2012

Massachusetts Man Arrested for DUI / OUI After Driving Wrong Way on Pike


A Massachusetts man was arrested this week on Drunk Driving Charges for allegedly traveling down the wrong way on the Massachusetts Turnpike. He was charged with Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol, 3rd Subsequent Offense.

In Massachusetts, a OUI / DUI 3rd Offense carries severe penalties upon conviction, including imprisonment for not less than 180 days and up to 5 years in state prison; driver's license suspension for 8 years; and cancellation of the vehicle's registration for the duration of the license suspension.

Drunk driving offenses are prosecuted very aggressively in Massachusetts, and the penalties can often be very significant. Subsequent offenses, particularly 3rd offenses and greater, are prosecuted extremely aggressively, and in many cases the government seeks to petition for a Dangerousness Hearing and asks a judge to detain the person without bail pending the resolution of the case.

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

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September 14, 2011

Hanover Man Arrested for Drunk Driving Law Violations


Stephen J. Paolini was arrested this past Sunday for allegedly violating the Massachusetts Drunk Driving Laws. He has been charged with Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol, 3rd Subsequent Offense, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle, and Failure to Stop for Police.

According to the Massachusetts State Police, Stephen Paolini was arrested after he was allegedly speeding on Route 3 at about 100 miles per hour. When he was pulled over, the trooper allegedly smelled a strong odor of alcohol and placed him under arrest after he exercised his right to refuse to submit to Field Sobriety Tests.

Despite the police officer alleging an "overwhelming stench" of alcohol on Paolini's breath or person, the prosecution in this case cannot ignore the fact that it appears he was able to navigate the car, even at high speeds. One might suspect that if the driver was impaired by alcohol, he could not have been able to drive at that speed without getting into an accident.

Although Stephen Paolini may have difficulty challenging his speeding ticket, it appears that the only evidence against him in his OUI / DUI case is the fact that he smelled of alcohol, which standing alone, may not be enough to prove him guilty.

DUI 3rd Offense in Massachusetts is punishable by imprisonment for not less than 180 days and up to 5 years in state prison. In addition, third time subsequent OUI offender could also face fines of up to $15,000; a loss of his/her Massachusetts Driver's License for 8 years; and cancellation of the vehicle's registration plates for those 8 years.

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July 26, 2011

Jamaica Plain Man Charged with OUI After Striking Boston Police Officer


Vinodkumar Patel, 58, of Jamaica Plain, was arraigned this week in the Boston Municipal Court on Massachusetts Drunk Driving Charges after he allegedly struck a bicyclist in a crosswalk and then a Boston Police Officer who was working a traffic detail.

Patel was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol, 3rd Subsequent Offense. He was released on his own personal recognizance following his arraignment.

According to the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office, Vinodkumar Patel was driving on Massachusetts Avenue in Boston last Thursday and stopped at a red light, about 100 feet short. Patel then allegedly drove through the red light and struck a bicyclist who was walker her bike across the street. The bicyclist was reportedly dragged by the car after being struck.

Patel eventually stopped the car, but then allegedly put the vehicle in motion again as a Boston Police Officer working a traffic detail was helping the woman, and then allegedly hit the officer as well. The woman bicyclist was reportedly treated by Boston EMS and the police officer was not injured.

The Boston Police Officer reportedly observed a smell of alcohol on Patel's breath and then asked him to take a series of Field Sobriety Tests, which Patel allegedly failed.

According to prosecutors, Vinodkumar Patel had been previously convicted of two prior OUI / DUI Charges in the Concord and Waltham District Courts.

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April 18, 2011

Peabody Police Make Three Drunk Driving Arrests This Past Weekend


The Peabody Police Department reports that it has made three arrest for violation of Massachusetts Drunk Driving Laws, including that of a Salem man which charges him with Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol, 3rd Subsequent Offense.

Thomas E. Pelletier, of Salem, Massachusetts, was arrested by Peabody Police Officers for OUI / DUI Liquor. The Peabody Police Department was alerted to look out for a white SUV that was 'driving erratically' after the Lynn Police Department apparently received a call about the SUV from another driver. Peabody Police Officers eventually located the white SUV, allegedly being driven by Thomas E. Pelletier, and pulled it over.

It is not known whether Peabody Police also made independent observations that Pelletier was allegedly driving erratically, nor whether he submitted to any Field Sobriety Tests or a Breathalyzer Test. He was, however, taken into custody following his arrest on charged of OUI Liquor, Third Subsequent Offense.

Peabody Police also arrested Alessio Ticcio, 55, of Revere, Massachusetts, who was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol; as well as Daniel Turcotte, for Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol and Leaving the Scene of Property Damage.

A Massachusetts OUI / DUI 3rd Subsequent Offense carries potential penalties of minimum-mandatory jail time of not less than 180 days, and up to 5 years in state prison. A conviction for a DUI 3rd Offense could also result in fines up to $15,000; suspension of the person's Massachusetts Driver's License, as well as the statutory cancellation of the person's vehicle registration plates for the duration of the license suspension.

Due to the severe penalties involved in most Massachusetts DUI / OUI Charges, persons charged with any OUI / DUI related crimes should immediately Consult with a Boston DUI Lawyer.

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April 8, 2011

Bridgewater Man Arrested in Lynn on 3rd Drunk Driving Charge


dui pic.jpgScott Gauthier, 45, of Bridgewater, was arrested yesterday in Lynn on his 3rd Massachusetts Drunk Driving Charge after he was allegedly found to be driving a stolen car.

Gauthier was arraigned Thursday in Lynn District Court on various DUI Charges, including Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol, 3rd Subsequent Offense, Operating Under the Influence of Drugs, and Receiving Stolen Motor Vehicle.

According to the Essex County District Attorney's Office, a Massachusetts State Police Trooper responded to an accident on the Lynnway in Lynn, and was told that one of the driver's allegedly involved in the accident had fled the area. After a search of the are, the car believed to be involved in the accident was traveling in a nearby Lynn neighborhood and was leaking fluid and had front end damage.

The Massachusetts State Trooper pulled the car over and reportedly observed that the driver's side airbag had deployed. The driver, Scott Gauthier, reportedly told the trooper that he had hit a curb on the Lynnway as he was making a U-turn.

The trooper also reportedly 'detected an odor of alcohol' on Gauthier's breath, and Gauthier allegedly stated that he had a 'half-pint of vodka'. Scott Gauthier was asked to perform Field Sobriety Tests, which he allegedly failed (almost everyone 'fails' Field Sobriety Tests in Massachusetts).

A search of Gauthier's car by the Massachusetts State Trooper reportedly yielded several prescription bottles, which were allegedly hidden in a guitar case.

The Massachusetts Penalties for DUI / OUI, 3rd Offense, are commitment to state prison for not less than 180 days and up to 5 years; fines, fees and assessments totaling $15,000, suspension of your Massachusetts Driver's License for 8 years, and cancellation of the vehicle's registration for the duration of the license suspension.

Getting stopped for Drunk Driving in Massachusetts is a very serious criminal offense, and because DUI / OUI crimes are prosecuted very aggressively by all county District Attorney's Office, you should Consult with a Boston OUI / DUI Lawyer.

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