Operating Under the Influence of Liquor in Westminster MA

Fitchburg District Court

Client a 29 year old male from Winchendon, MA was charged with one count of Operating Under the Influence of Liquor 2nd Offense also referred to as OUI, DUI or DWI, a civil marked lanes infraction and Possession of an Open Container in a motor vehicle.

The client was pulled over by a state trooper at 1:10 am on Rt. 2 in Westminster, MA.  The trooper pulled the vehicle over for crossing over marked lanes on four separate occasions.  The trooper made observations of a strong odor of alcohol, red, glassy, bloodshot eyes, and slurred speech.

The client was administered three field sobriety test, which according to the Trooper he failed.  After arresting the client the trooper found two opened bottles of liquor in the passenger compartment of the vehicle.

Attorney Damian Riddle scheduled the case for jury trial.  After preparing for trial and the arresting trooper not showing up for trial on two separate occasions, the Court Dismissed all of the charges at the request of Attorney Riddle and the Court allowed Attorney Riddle’s motion to restore the client’s driver’s license.

Result: All charges Dismissed and the client’s license restored.

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