A Fall River woman was arrested this past weekend on Massachusetts Drunk Driving Charges after she allegedly struck a state police car. She was charged with Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle, and Leaving the Scene of an Accident.
According to the Massachusetts State Police, the Fall River woman struck the Massachusetts State Police cruise on Route 195 West while troopers were doing a detail as highway work was being performed. After the crash, the woman allegedly kept on driving and was stopped down the road by another Massachusetts trooper.
Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle is punishable by imprisonment to the House of Corrections for not less than 2 week and up to 2 years. In order to be convicted of this crime, the prosecutor must prove, beyond a reasonable doubt: (1) operation, (2) on a public way; and (3) in a negligent manner so that the lives or safety of the public might have been endangered.
Leaving the Scene of an Accident is also punishable with imprisonment for not less than 2 weeks and up to 2 years in the House of Corrections. The purpose of this criminal charge is to enable anyone whose property or person has been injured by another motorist to obtain immediate and accurate information about the other person involved in the accident. The extent of the damage or injury, therefore, is not relevant except only to the extent that it is circumstantial evidence as to whether or not the defendant knew that there had been a collision.
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, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Leaving the Scene of Property Damage.
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