October 2011

Plymouth District Court– The officer responded to the report of an incident regarding an intoxicated male leaving a liquor store. Upon arrival, someone reported that the client had struck her car. The client told the officer that he had drank a few beers earlier and was at the store to buy more. The officer smelled alcohol on his breath and wrote his eyes were bloodshot, his speech was slurred and he was unsteady on his feet. According to the officer the client stumbled and almost fell when he got out of the car. The client failed the alphabet, one leg stand and walk and turn tests. 18 BREATH TEST. – CASE DISMISSED

Dorchester District Court–­ The client was stopped for going 82mph in a 55mph zone. The client did not stop immediately and eventually pulled over. He smelled strongly of alcohol and had slurred speech. He admitted to drinking at a restaurant in Boston after work. He was unsteady as he got out of his car and stumbled while walking. He failed the one leg stand and Walk and Turn test. 16 BREATH TEST –­ CASE DISMISSED

Somerville District Court– The police responded to an accident scene where a car had struck a house. The client smelled of alcohol, had slurred speech, bloodshot eyes and a red face. He failed the one leg stand and Walk and Turn test. – CASE DISMISSED

East Brookfield District Court– The client was stopped for continually drifting in and out of the oncoming, travel and breakdown lanes . The client smelled strongly of alcohol had bloodshot, glossy eyes and had slightly slurred speech. The client admitted to drinking at a wedding. The client failed the alphabet, one leg stand and Walk and Turn test. .11 BREATH TEST EXCLUDED – NOT GUILTY

 

September 2011

Plymouth District Court– The police responded to the scene of a car rolled over. Client was standing by the car in the snow. The trooper asked the client to walk to the pavement and the trooper noticed he was unsteady, smelled of alcohol and had bloodshot and glassy eyes. The client was transported to the hospital. – .21 BLOOD TEST– NOT GUILTY

 

July 2011

Falmouth District Court– The officer testified that he observed the client's car cross over the double yellow lines on two occasions. The officer indicated that the client produced his license and the trooper indicated his the client's eyes were extremely glassy, his speech was very slurred and he smelled of alcohol. He passed the alphabet but according to the officer he failed the walk and turn and the one leg stand tests. The officers found 7 empty nips and an empty half pint bottle in the car. He took a breath test with a result of .12. –Jury returned a verdict of NOT GUILTY IN 20 MINUTES WITH A BREATH TEST OF .12.

Plymouth District Court– The officer testified that the client went through a stop sign and made a wide right turn. The report indicated the roads were icy but the client never skidded on the ice. The client was approached by the officer who smelled a strong odor of alcohol on his breath. According to the officer the client stumbled and almost fell when he got out of the car. The client passed the alphabet but failed the counting backwards, one leg stand and walk and turn tests. The videotape did not support the offer's observations of the client. – NOT GUILTY

 

May 2011

Hingham District Court–­ The police responded to an accident call to find a number of people gathered around 2 cars. One person identified himself as the driver and was arrested for drunk driving. A witness then stated that another person was driving. The first person was un-­‐arrested and the other person was then arrested for drunk driving after the officer concluded he was drunk. On the trial date the witness could not identify the accused as the operator. – CASE DISMISSED

Framingham District Court– The client was parked in a town park after regular hours. He was seen walking away from the driver's side and then urinating outside his car. He was approached by the officer who smelled alcohol and testified he was unsteady on his feet and had very slurred speech. He admitted to 5 beers at the Kenny Chesney concert. According to the officer the client failed the alphabet, one leg stand and counting backwards tests. The audio and video tapes did not support the offer's observations of the client. – .16 breath test excluded – NOT GUILTY

Plymouth District Court– The client observed pulling in front of the officer and turning wide into the oncoming lane of travel. The officer testified that he was weaving in his lane of travel and crossing the double yellow line in the middle of the road. He was approached by the officer who smelled alcohol on his breath and testified he had bloodshot and glassy eyes and his speech was thick. According to the officer the client failed the alphabet, one leg stand and walk and turn tests. The videotape did not support the offer's observations of the client. .25 breath test excluded – NOT GUILTY

 

April 2011

Marlboro District Court– The client was stopped at a sobriety checkpoint (roadblock). The trooper testified that he did not stop his car where the trooper instructed him to. The trooper testified that the client had glassy eyes, and smelled of alcohol but produced his license and walked to the front of the car without difficulty. According to the trooper the client did not do the alphabet, counting backwards or heel to toe teat properly – NOT GUILTY

 

Westboro District Court– The police officer stopped the client for speeding. The client was found at his house and was bleeding from a head wound. The client admitted to 4 drinks and smelled of alcohol. The client, according to the officer, failed the alphabet test and passed the one leg stand and the walk and turn test. – BREATH TEST .09 – NOT GUILTY

New Bedford District Court– The client was stopped for going 85 in a 65 zone and for drifting into the breakdown lane. He admitted drinking and the officer testified the client had glassy, red eyes, extremely slurred speech and smelled strongly of alcohol. The client produced his license and registration without any difficulty. As he exited the car he was unsteady and stumbled to the rear of the car. she held onto the door. He failed, according to the trooper, the alphabet test, one leg stand and the 9 step walk and turn test. – NOT GUILTY

 

March 2011

Wrentham District Court– The police responded to an accident call to find the client had struck a fire hydrant. The hydrant was partially in the road. The officer noticed a strong odor of alcohol, bloodshot and glassy eyes and that the client was swaying. The client told one officer he had 2 beers and another officer he had 2 gin and tonics. The client, according to the officer, passed the alphabet and failed the one leg stand and the walk and turn test. – NOT GUILTY

Waltham District Court– The police responded to a call for a man asleep in his car at a green light. The officer testified he was difficult to awaken and the client had red, glassy eyes, and smelled strongly of alcohol. The client produced his license and registration without difficulty, admitted drinking and was told to get out of the car. He was unsteady as he got out of the car. He failed the one leg stand and the 9 step walk and turn test. A video at the station did not confirm the officer's observations – NOT GUILTY

Plymouth District Court– Client was asleep in his car in the parking lot of a closed school. He was approached by the officer who asked him for his license and registration. He was ordered out of the car when the officer noticed the client had bloodshot eyes and smelled of alcohol. He failed the one leg stand and the 9 step walk and turn test. – NOT GUILTY

Newburyport District Court– The client was stopped based upon a civilian's call to the police that the client was all over the road. She denied drinking and the officer testified the client had glassy, bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and smelled of alcohol. The client produced his license, but had difficulty locating the correct window and locked and unlocked the door. As she exited she held onto the door. She passed the alphabet test and failed the one leg stand and the 9 step walk and turn test. – NOT GUILTY

 

January 2011

Dorchester District Court– The client cut in front of the trooper's car and responded slowly to the troopers blue lights. The client was slow to retrieve his documents the trooper was having a difficult time understanding the client. He smelled strongly of alcohol and had slurred speech. He admitted to drinking at a restaurant in Boston. He was unsteady as he got out of his car. He admitted to having about 5 beers. He failed the alphabet, one leg stand and Walk and Turn test. – CASE DISMISSED

Concord District Court– The police stopped the client for speeding. She was going 101 mph in a 55 mph zone. She pulled the vehicle over partially in the travel lane and the trooper used his PA system to tell her to pull into the breakdown lane. The trooper testified she fumbled for her license and held on to the truck as she walked to the front. The officer testified the client was slurring her words, had bloodshot and glassy eyes, swayed back and forth and smelled of alcohol. She admitted to drinking wine. According to the trooper she failed the alphabet, one leg stand and Walk and Turn test – BREATH TEST .10 – NOT GUILTY

Dedham District Court– The police responded to a domestic call where the wife told the officer client was drunk and drove away. The wife testified that he was drunk and slurring his words and drove off. The officer saw the car on the street and motioned him over. The officer testified the client had bloodshot and glassy eyes and smelled strongly of alcohol. The client produced his license and registration without difficulty and was told to get out of the car. He passed the alphabet and counting test and failed the one leg stand and the 9 step walk and turn but the court reviewed medical records that supported the client's inability to do the physical tests due to a leg condition. – NOT GUILTY

Westboro District Court– The police responded to the report of an injured party as a result of a car versus tree collision. The client was found at his house and was bleeding from a head wound. He admitted drinking vodka prior to the accident. He was not arrested and taken to the hospital. The officer went to the hospital and the client admitted being drunk. – NOT GUILTY