A Stoughton woman was arrested this past weekend and charged with several Massachusetts Drunk Driving Law Violations after getting into an accident with a 4 year old child in the car.
The woman from Stoughton was arraigned in Stoughton District Court this past Friday and charged with Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol, Second Offense; Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle; and Child Endangerment While OUI / DUI of Alcohol or Drugs.
The Massachusetts DUI / OUI Crime of Child Endangerment While Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs punishes those drivers who operate under the influence with a child 14 years of age or younger in the car. The statute punishes first offenders with commitment of not less than 90 days and up to 2.5 years in the House of Corrections, along with a driver’s license suspension of 1 year. Second offenders of Child Endangerment While OUI / DUI can be imprisoned to state prison for 3 to 5 years and may also lose their driver’s license for 3 years.
A DUI / OUI 2nd Offense in Massachusetts is punishable by imprisonment for not less than 60 days and up to 2.5 years in the House of Corrections. Second time DUI / OUI offenders will also face a loss of their driver’s license for 2 years and must install an interlock device on their vehicle when their driver’s license is reinstated.
Massachusetts Drunk Driving Laws also offer an “Alternative Disposition” for a 2nd Offense OUI / DUI which mandates that they be placed on probation and complete an in-patient alcohol treatment program. Even with an alternative disposition, offenders will still lose their driver’s license for 2 years and must still intall an interlock device on their car when their license is reinstated, more info on UK roads here.
Boston DUI / OUI Lawyer Lefteris K. Travayiakis is available 24/7 for consultation on all Massachusetts Drunk Driving Law Violations, including Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol and Child Endangerment by OUI / DUI.
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