December 2013

Plymouth District Court– The officer testified he was dispatched to where client was reportedly parked in the inner dirt portion of a circle on a dead end road with the engine running and lights on for over an hour. The officer stated that when he arrived, the client was asleep in the driver's seat with the car running in park and a flat tire. The officer further testified that after he knocked on the window and woke the client up, she turned the car off and opened the door. The officer stated he smelled alcohol, saw that she had glassy, bloodshot eyes and she admitted to drinking one drink earlier in the night. The officer testified she was unsteady on her feet as she exited, was unable to say the alphabet and failed the walk and turn field sobriety test. Upon inventorying the car, the officer stated he found an empty bottle of whiskey in the center console and a cup with a straw whose contents smelled like whiskey. – NOT GUILTY

Framingham District Court– The officer testified he observed the client turn out of a parking lot so wide that he hit the grass in the front yard of the house across the street causing a large cloud of dust. The officer stated the client then abruptly cut back across the south bound lane of traffic and then cross into the north bound lane of traffic causing the cars travelling north to pull hard to the right to avoid an accident. After stopping and approaching the client, the officer testified there was a strong odor of alcohol, the client's eyes were bloodshot, glassy and watery, he had slurred speech and he admitted to drinking two beers. The officer further stated the client used his door for balance while exiting and was unsteady on his feet, using the car for balance while walking. – OUI THIRD OFFENSE; NOT GUILTY

Plymouth District Court– The officer testified the client crossed over the white fog line twice almost hitting the curb each time. After stopping and approaching the client, the officer stated he saw the client had red, glassy, bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, smelled of alcohol and admitted drinking two beers. The officer further testified the client was unsteady on his feet, could not say the alphabet, could not count backwards as instructed and failed the walk and turn and one leg stand field sobriety tests. – NOT GUILTY

 

November 2013

Hingham District Court– The officer testified that upon being dispatched to an accident, he observed a car partially in the bushes with a report that the driver had also struck two parked cars. Upon speaking with the client, he stated that the client admitted driving, had slurred speech, smelled of alcohol, had red, glassy and bloodshot eyes, was unsteady on her feet, used her arm to balance on the trunk of her vehicle and admitted drinking alcohol. The officer further testified that the client failed the walk and turn field sobriety test. – NOT GUILTY

 

October 2013

Quincy District Court – The officer testified that he saw the client hit the curb and cross over the fog line multiple times while driving. Upon speaking with the client, the officer stated the client had slurred speech and smelled of alcohol. The officer further testified that the client could not find his registration when asked and admitted to drinking alcohol. The officer stated the client was unsteady on his feet, could not say his ABCs and failed the walk and turn field sobriety test. – NOT GUILTY

 

September 2013

Quincy District Court– The officer testified that he saw the client hit the curb and crossover the fog line multiple times while driving. Upon speaking with the client, the officer stated the client had slurred speech and smelled of alcohol. The officer further testified that the client could not find his registration when asked and admitted to drinking alcohol. The officer stated the client was unsteady on his feet, could not say his ABCs and failed the walk and turn field sobriety test. – NOT GUILTY

Hingham District Court– The officer reported the client crossed over the double yellow line, was weaving between lanes, drove so close to the side of the road at one point in time, he was kicking up snow and upon the officer conducting a stop, went first to the left, then back to the right before stopping. The officer further reported that the client admitted to drinking alcohol, smelled of alcohol, had red and glassy eyes, slurred speech and seemed to be mumbling, held onto the driver's side door handle as he got out of his car and was unsteady on his feet. The officer also stated the client could not say his ABCs and failed the walk and turn and one leg stand field sobriety tests. – CASE DISMISSED

 

August 2013

Malden District Court– The officer testified the client entered the screening area of a checkpoint after another officer advised “eyes, odor and admission to consuming alcohol” and upon speaking with the him, the client admitted to having four beers, smelled strongly of alcohol, had partially closed, bloodshot, glassy eyes, slurred, thick-­tongued speech and a blank stare on his face. The officer stated the client was unable to walk straight, side stepping to the left and then right, and also stated the client failed the walk and turn and one leg stand field sobriety tests. – NOT GUILTY

Dudley District Court– The officer testified the client was stopped for a defective rear tail light and upon approach smelled an odor of alcohol coming from the car and observed the client to have glassy, bloodshot eyes. The officer stated that upon exiting, the client was unsteady on his feet, had pants that were unbuttoned and denied drinking. The officer further testified that the client failed the walk and turn field sobriety test. – NOT GUILTY

Falmouth District Court– The officer reported upon being dispatched to where client was located, he saw client's head looking downward and bobbing as if he was sleeping or trying to pick his head up. The officer stated the client smelled like alcohol and had bloodshot, glassy eyes and slurred speech. The officer further reported that when he asked the client where he was heading, the client said he was heading from Maynard, MA to New York, took a wrong turn and ended up in Bourne. The officer stated the client admitted having a few drinks, was unsteady on his feet and saw the client's young daughter was in the car. The officer later reported the client could not count backwards as instructed, could not say his ABCs, and failed the walk and turn field sobriety test. – .20 BREATH TEST, CASE DISMISSED

Hingham District Court– The officer testified he saw the client speed through an intersection without stopping at a stop sign and then cross over the center, yellow line shortly thereafter while still speeding. The officer stated the client smelled of alcohol, had bloodshot, glassy eyes, slurred speech and was unsteady on her feet as she got out of her car and walked to the rear of her vehicle. The officer later testified the client failed the walk and turn field sobriety test, walking into the officer's cruiser during the test, and also failed the one leg stand field sobriety test. – .14 BREATH TEST EXCLUDED, NOT GUILTY

Wareham District Court– The officer testified that the client swerved into the breakdown lane several times and after stopping and approaching the client, the officer stated he smelled alcohol, which got stronger as the client spoke, and observed bloodshot, glassy eyes and slurred speech. The officer further testified the client admitted drinking and failed the walk and turn field sobriety test. – NOT GUILTY

 

July 2013

Brockton District Court– The officer testified the client was speeding towards the officer when the officer saw her weave over the center lines into the southbound lane, causing the car in front of the officer and the officer to take action to avoid being hit. The officer stated the client slowed, but continued through a CVS parking lot after the officer indicated she should stop. The officer later testified the client smelled of alcohol, had glassy and bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and admitted drinking three drinks. The officer also stated the client could not say her ABCs and failed the finger-nose and walk and turn field sobriety tests. – 0.18 BREATH TEST, NOT GUILTY

Plymouth District Court– The officer testified the client was stopped after the officer received dispatch on a hit and run describing the client's car and license plate. The officer stated he smelled alcohol coming from the car and the client had watery, bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and when he asked for the client's license and registration, the client could not produce either one. The officer later testified the client denied any involvement in a hit and run and refused field sobriety tests. – NOT GUILTY

Plymouth District Court– The officer reported that a witness stated the client had struck the front of a building and upon speaking to the client who was sitting in the driver's seat, the officer further reported the client stated the last thing she remembered was driving straight ahead and answered “no” when asked if she was on any medication. The officer stated the client smelled of alcohol, had extremely bloodshot eyes, was slurring her words and appeared lethargic and confused. A second officer told the reporting officer that the client had told him she was on “all kinds of medication.” – CASE DISMISSED

 

June 2013

Plymouth District Court– The officer testified the client's car moved in a “serpentine manner” within his lane, speeding up, then slowing down and eventually crossing over the fog line two times. The officer stated he observed an opened 30-pack of beer which was missing cans, an odor of alcohol coming from the car, the client's flushed face and glassy and bloodshot eyes. The officer further testified the client admitted drinking, was unsteady on his feet upon exiting his car. The officer later stated the client could not say his ABCs and failed the one leg stand and walk and turn field sobriety tests. – NOT GUILTY

Hingham District Court– During a sobriety checkpoint, the officer reported the client's car was stopped because he had red, glossy eyes and there was an odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle. The officer further reported the client admitted drinking “a few beers” on his friend's boat and that he had slurred speech and was unsteady on his feet when he exited the vehicle. The officer stated the client failed the walk and turn and one leg stand field sobriety tests, he couldn't say the alphabet and had a BAC over the legal limit. – OUI DISMISSED

Hingham District Court – The officer testified the client, while traveling northbound, crossed the center line twice, entered the southbound lane, failed to stop at a stop sign before making a right turn and drove into a snow bank along the shoulder before coming to stop. The officer further testified the client admitted drinking, smelled strongly of alcohol, had slurred speech and failed the walk and turn and one leg stand field sobriety tests. – NOT GUILTY OF OUI AND OPERATING TO ENDANGER

United States District Court– The US Park Ranger reported a car driving without its headlights around 11:00 pm and after the stop, he observed the client's eyes were red and watery, he smelled of alcohol and needed to hold onto the door when he exited the car. The Ranger further reported the client first admitted having a drink after work and that he “does this all time” and later stated he had a couple of beers and three glasses of wine. The Ranger stated the client failed the walk and turn test and a preliminary breath test. – OUI DISMISSED

 

May 2013

Dorchester Municipal Court– The Trooper testified he was providing extra light to a crash scene when he saw a car approaching him without its headlights on despite the fact that it was midnight and raining. The Trooper further testified that he put his cruiser in drive to avoid or lessen the impact of this car hitting him, but the car changed lanes at the last minute. The Trooper stated he began to follow the car in an effort to pull the car over, but the car continued driving and watched as it drifted from the second travel lane into the first, eventually getting off the highway and pulling over. The Trooper further stated that the driver apologized when asked if he knew why he was being pulled over and admitted drinking several drinks throughout the evening including one beer in the last hour. The Trooper testified he observed an odor of alcoholic beverage and glassy eyes, noticed the client spoke with slower, measured words and watched as the client removed his shirt upon being asked to exit the vehicle. The Trooper later testified the client failed the walk and turn and one leg stand field sobriety test. – NOT GUILTY

Hingham District Court– The officer testified he was dispatched to an accident and on arrival, he saw a car on someone's front lawn next to a light pole and after investigation, it appeared the car swiped the pole and spun out on the front yard. The officer stated that he observed glassy, bloodshot eyes, slurred, jumbled speech and an odor of alcohol was coming from his facial area. The officer further testified that the client's sense of direction was very off, he was unsteady on his feet, failed the walk and turn and one leg stand field sobriety tests and couldn't say his ABCs. – NOT GUILTY

 

April 2013

Plymouth District Court– On approach, the officer testified he saw a car on the sidewalk that had crashed into a telephone pole almost splitting the pole in two. The officer further testified there was a strong odor of an alcohol beverage and the client had thick tongued and slurred speech. The officer stated the client attempted the one leg stand test twice and was unable to keep his foot raised for more than two seconds both times and also failed the walk and turn test, the ABCs and counting backwards test. – NOT GUILTY

Cambridge District Court– On approach, the officer testified he witnessed the client urinating on someone's front lawn, while his car was running across the street with the driver's side door open and windshield wipers on. The officer further testified the client had no shoes on and continued to urinate even after officers identified themselves and he was unsteady on his feet, staggering several times towards the officer. The officer stated the client was unable to keep his eyes open, that his eyes were bloodshot and glassy and he was drooling. The officer further stated the client admitted drinking 4 or 5 beers and that there was vomit on his shirt, which was consistent with vomit in his car. The officer testified the client failed the one leg stand and walk and turn field sobriety tests. – NOT GUILTY

Boston Municipal Court– The Trooper reported the client did not use his signal to change lanes, was traveling between 78 and 80 mph in a 45 mph zone and was weaving. The Trooper further reported that the vehicle immediately slowed when the Trooper flickered his lights and upon activating his overhead lights, when he got to a safe place to pull over, the vehicle did pull over, although not in either of the two places the officer wanted, instead stopping in the first travel lane. The Trooper later reported that the car just sat there even after being told over the loud speaker to continue to the next breakdown lane causing the officer to go to the driver's window and ask him face-to-face which the client responded to on the second verbal command. The Trooper reported that the client smelled of alcohol, had red and glassy eyes, thick, slurred speech and that after the client said he was driving fast because the two girls in the car were drunk and he was trying to get home, he admitted drinking two beers and that he was the designated driver. The officer stated in his report that the client later admitted 3 beers, slurred the ABCs, failed the counting test and the walk and turn and one leg stand field sobriety tests. – HUNG JURY­‐ CASE DISMISSED

 

March 2013

Framingham District Court– The officer testified the vehicle was positioned across the roadway in the officer's lane of traffic and it took the officer's instruction to make the left hand turn over the PA system and then activating his air horn for the operator to make the turn. The officer further testified that he made a U-­‐turn to stop the driver because when the client made the turn, he drove onto the sidewalk. The officer stated he had to ask multiple times for his license and registration, his breath smelled strongly of alcohol, he had bloodshot, glassy eyes, slurred speech and a runny nose. The officer also stated he was unsteady on his feet and swayed from side to side and front to back, had difficulty following directions, couldn't say the ABCs and failed the walk and turn and one leg stand field sobriety tests. – NOT GUILTY

Edgartown District Court– The officer reported that he was dispatched to an accident and upon arrival spoke with the client who admitted she was driving and that she had been drinking. The officer further reported that the client's eyes were bloodshot and glassy and that she failed the ABCs and the walk and turn, one leg stand and finger-­to­‐nose field sobriety tests. Upon a quick search of the vehicle, the officer reported a large plastic cup had spilled all over the front passenger compartment and appeared to be alcohol. – .17 EXCLUDED, OUI DISMISSED

Plymouth County– The client was in a multiple car accident, incurred a head injury and was taken by ambulance to the emergency room. He admitted drinking alcohol and that he “screwed up.” There was a heavy odor of alcohol from his breath. – CASE DISMISSED

Quincy District Court– The officer reported that he was dispatched to an accident and upon arrival, waited while the client fumbled with her wallet for 3-4 minutes looking for her license, which she couldn't find. She strongly smelled of alcohol, had bloodshot and glassy eyes, slurred speech and was unsteady on her feet. The officer further reported he saw damage to the front of the client's vehicle, the client admitted drinking and could not say the ABCs. – CASE DISMISSED

 

February 2013

Worcester District Court– The officer testified the client was going 20 mph over the posted speed limit and, when asked, could not locate his registration. The officer further testified there was unopened alcohol on the floor in the backseat and the client smelled of alcohol, had extremely glassy and bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. The officer stated that the client admitted drinking and needed to lean against his trunk for balance and support and refused to cooperate during field sobriety testing and booking until he spoke to a lawyer. – NOT GUILTY

Plymouth District Court– The officer testified the client was speeding 12 mph over the limit and after almost striking the officer's cruiser, he took an exceptionally wide turn around the corner, was driving in the middle of two lanes and then drove over the fog line on the right side of the road. The officer further testified the client claimed the smell of alcohol was coming from his passenger and again denied drinking after getting out of the car. The officer stated the client failed the ABCs, counting backwards, one leg stand and walk and turn field sobriety tests. – NOT GUILTY

Hingham District Court– The officer testified the client went straight through a light from a left hand turn only lane causing the officer to slam on his brakes to keep from getting hit. The officer further testified that when pulling over, the client drove up on the curb and when the officer approached, he was not wearing a seatbelt. The officer stated the client denied drinking at first, but then admitted having a few drinks. The officer further stated the client smelled strongly of alcohol, had bloodshot and glassy eyes, was thick tongued and had slurred speech. The officer later testified that the client failed the ABCs twice, was unsteady and swaying from left to right while walking and failed the one leg stand, walk and turn and head tilt, nose touch field sobriety tests. – NOT GUILTY

Plymouth District Court– The officer testified that after being dispatched to a motor vehicle accident, he saw 100 feet of skid marks that crossed over the center line, into the front yard of a nearby home and into a tree. The officer further testified that he saw a Budweiser can in the middle of the road and a man bleeding from his face, arms and legs standing next to a car with a smashed windshield and a crushed front, right side. The officer stated the client said he did not have his wallet on him, was admittedly going to the store to grab something when he came around the corner and had to swerve to avoid a car coming in the other direction. The officer further stated that the client smelled strongly of alcohol, had extremely red and bloodshot eyes and slurred speech and admitted the beer can in the road was his and that he drank four Budweiser's. – 0.23 BLOOD TEST EXCLUDED, NOT GUILTY

Waltham District Court– The officer testified he observed the client weaving slowly within his lane and over the center line multiple times, drifting into the rocky area on the side of road and traveling over the grassy shoulder coming within inches of the wall on the side of the road. The officer further testified the client strongly smelled like alcohol, had severely bloodshot and watery eyes, extremely slurred speech and admitted drinking at a Red Sox game. The officer stated the client was slow to remove his license from his wallet, gave up shortly after looking for his registration and after being asked three times to exit, the client got out of the car slowly while the door closed on him. The officer further stated the client was unsteady on his feet, leaned on his car for balance and was hesitant, a little argumentative and did not want to put his hands behind his back when being put into custody. – NOT GUILTY

Barnstable District Court– The officer stated that the while the client was going through a sobriety checkpoint, he admitted having two vodka drinks, smelled of alcohol and had glassy eyes. The officer further stated that the client failed the walk and turn and one leg stand field sobriety tests. – CASE DISMISSED

 

January 2013

Hingham District Court– The officer testified that he saw skid marks on the road crossing into a yard and the client coming from the yard stating his car was next to the house, the skid marks were his and that he was afraid to admit the accident. The officer further testified that the client denied drinking even though there was an odor of alcohol coming from his breath, his speech was slurred, and he was speaking in a fast manner and was unsteady on his feet. The officer stated the client failed the ABCs and counting backwards test as well as the walk and turn and one leg stand field sobriety tests. – NOT GUILTY

Plymouth District Court– The officer testified that the client came around the corner going 51 mph and crossed the solid yellow line into the officer's lane of travel causing the officer to drive off to the far side of the road. The officer further testified that the client smelled strongly of alcohol, had red and watery eyes and an open container of beer in the front seat. The officer stated the client failed the counting backwards test as well as the one leg stand and walk and turn field sobriety tests. – NOT GUILTY

Hingham District Court– The officer testified that the client was driving with a headlight out, 25 mph over the speed limit and tailgated the vehicle in front of it when the officer activated his emergency lights. The officer further testified that the client's pants were unbuttoned and that he had to search for two minutes before finding his license and registration. The officer stated that the client admitted drinking, smelled of alcohol, had glassy eyes, slurred speech and failed the ABCs and counting backwards test. The officer further stated the client was immediately unsteady on his feet when he got out of the car and that the officer had to guide him to the front of his vehicle where the client failed the walk and turn test once and the one leg stand test twice. – .21 BREATH TEST KEPT OUT – JURY RETURNED A VERDICT OF NOT GUILTY IN 15 MINUTES

Plymouth District Court– The officer testified that the client denied driving, instead stating that a friend was driving because he had too much to drink. The client did not know the friend's name and the vehicle was in the client's name. The officer further testified the client had alcohol on his breath, red and glassy eyes, was slurring his speech, swaying from side to side, had unzipped pants and a flushed face. The officer also testified that the client refused field sobriety testing twice because “he was not driving.” – NOT GUILTY