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.
In many alleged drunk driving cases, the police will almost always cite traffic violations as the basis for conducting a motor vehicle stop and as evidence of impaired operation. Just because there was a traffic violation or two, such as speeding or red light violation for example, does not necessarily mean that you have no defense to DUI charges.
In many cases, the alleged traffic violations can easily be attributable to other factors aside from impaired operation, such as the late hour, fatigue and/or other distractions in the vehicle.
Even where you may have submitted to and alleged failed Field Sobriety Tests, that may not always be fatal to your defenses either. Inherently, Field Sobriety Tests are fallible in many respects, and are almost never administered properly or under the optimum conditions they were designed for.
For those reasons, if you are arrested for a DUI / OUI, it is critical that you Consult with a Massachusetts Drunk Driving Lawyer.
Boston DUI Lawyer Lefteris K. Travayiakis is available 24/7 for consultation on all Massachusetts Drunk Driving Charges, including OUI / DUI 5th Subsequent Offense and Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle.
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