Richard Hasomeris, 42,of Middleboro, has been summonsed to appear in Middleboro District Court to answer a number of Massachusetts Drunk Driving Charges for allegedly crashing his motorcycle into a car and then leaving the scene.
He has been charged with Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol, Leaving the Scene of an Accident Causing Personal Injury, Leaving the Scene of an Accident Causing Property Damage, and Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle.
According to the Massachusetts State Police, Richard Hasomeris crashed his Kawasaki ZX 900 motorcycle on Interstate 495 in Middleboro near Exit 4. It is alleged that Hasomeris left the scene of the accident, but State Police report that witnesses provided them with his registration number.
A search of the motorcycle’s registration number led the Massachusetts State Police to Richard Hasomeris’ home, where troopers allegedly observed him to be bleeding. He was then taken to a local hospital in Taunton to be treated for his injuries.
In these types of cases, where the person is charged with violating Driving Under the Influence along with Leaving the Scene of an Accident, the typical issue to explore is the Defense of Identification. In every case, the prosecutor has the burden of not only proving that the alleged crimes occurred, but also the burden of proving the identity of the defendant as the perpetrator beyond a reasonable doubt.
Certainly, had Richard Hasomeris not been found at his home and/or suffering from any apparent injuries from a crash, his defense might have been much stronger. Even though the troopers observed some alleged injuries when they found him at his home, that still does not preclude that he has no defenses against these charges.
Rather, all the evidence in this case must be explored and evaluated, including what indicia there is to support the Drunk Driving Charges, as well as examining any discrepancies of purported identification evidence provided by any witnesses.
Boston Criminal Lawyer Lefteris K. Travayiakis is available 24/7 for consultation on all Massachusetts DUI / OUI Charges, including Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, and Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle.
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