Articles Posted in 5th+ Offense DUI / Operating Under the Influence

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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.

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A man from South Boston was arrested earlier this month for the 9th time in connection with a Massachusetts Drunk Driving charge.

The defendant, 51, was arraigned in the Boston Municipal Court and charged with Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol, 5th or Subsequent Offense and Leaving the Scene of an Accident After Causing Property Damage. Following his arraignment, the defendant was held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing.

According to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, the defendant was driving a rented truck when he got into an accident with another car in the Boston’s South End. Prosecutors allege that the defendant fled the scene but the other vehicle followed him to a gas station.

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A Brockton man was arrested for violating the Massachusetts Drunk Driving Laws for the 8th time this past weekend in Avon. He was charged with Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol, 5th or Subsequent Offense.

William Doten, 65, was arrested by the Avon Police Department when his pickup truck broke down. When police officers responded to the area, they allegedly detected a smell of alcohol in the vehicle and asked the defendant to exit and perform a series of Field Sobriety Tests, which he allegedly failed.

A 5th or Subsequent OUI / DUI in Massachusetts carries penalties of imprisonment of not less than 2.5 years and up to 5 years in state prison. In addition to prison, a person convicted for this criminal drunk driving offense also faces fines of several thousand dollars; lifetime revocation of his/her driver’s license without the possibility of a hardship license; and cancellation of the vehicle’s registration plates. The district attorney’s office may also seek forfeiture of the vehicle in some cases.

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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.

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A Plymouth man was arrested last week on Massachusetts Drunk Driving Charges, his 8th. He was charged with Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol, 8th Subsequent Offense.

According to the Massachusetts State Police, the Plymouth man was stopped in Route 3 for allegedly failing to stay in his lane. When the car was stopped, the state trooper reportedly noticed the operator to have bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, and could allegedly smell alcohol on his breath.

The Massachusetts State Police additional reported that this operator’s driver’s license had been revoked for 10 years for a prior OUI / DUI offense.

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The Massachusetts State Police reported that they arrested a New Hampshire man in Lexington for his 6th Drunk Driving Charge after he was allegedly found passed out in his car.

Timothy Converse, 50, was arrested for Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol, 5th or Subsequent Offense.

According to Massachusetts State Police, Converse was found along the side of the road on Route 128 passed out in the driver’s seat with the car running. State troopers allege that Converse smelled an odor of alcohol on his breath, and that he had bloodshot and glassy eyes.

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A man from East Boston was arrested on his 8th Massachusetts Drunk Driving Charge on Thanksgiving.

Albert Diaz, 52, was reportedly arrested in Chelsea for OUI / DUI 8th Subsequent Offense, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle, and Unlawful Operation of a Motor Vehicle After Suspension for DUI / OUI.

According to the Massachusetts State Police, Diaz was stopped in Chelsea after he allegedly committed one or more traffic violations. Police allege that he also failed several Field Sobriety Tests.

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A Woburn man with four prior OUI / DUI convictions was arrested in Boston on his 5th Massachusetts Drunk Driving Charge this past week.

Thomas D. McCue, 42, was charged in Boston Municipal Court with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, 5th Subsequent Offense, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle, and Operating After Suspension for OUI / DUI.

According to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, McCue was alleged speeding on Storrow Drive in Boston when Massachusetts State Police attempted to pull him over. McCue reportedly pulled over on the Harvard Bridge heading towards Cambridge, but then allegedly sped away and rear-ended a taxi driver.

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A 50 year old Taunton man was arrested by Massachusetts State Police Officers this past weekend and charged him with his 7th Massachusetts Drunk Driving Law Violation.

Howard Stockbridge was charged with OUI / DUI 5th Subsequent Offense, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol After License Suspended for Previous OUI /DUI.

According to police, state police received calls concerning an accident on 495 in Foxboro. The callers alleged that man driving a truck struck a 2011 Kia Sorrento and then fled on foot through the woods.

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A Boston man was indicted by a Suffolk County Grand Jury for allegedly violating the Massachusetts Drunk Driving Laws. Neftali Pastrana, of Roslindale, was indicted by the Boston grand jury in August for allegedly Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol, 5th Subsequent Offense.

According to the Boston Police Department, officers reportedly responded to a crash in Roslindale on Washington Street that involved a 72 year old West Roxbury woman who had gotten rear-ended by an SUV, allegedly driven by Pastrana.

Upon arrival, officers allegedly noticed a strong odor of alcohol on his breath and reported that he had ‘glassy eyes’. Although Boston Police admit that Pastrana denied having consumed any alcohol, they then allege that he later told them that he had consumed alcohol at a local liquor store.