Charge:  Operating under the Influence of Alcohol

Result:  Not Guilty

Client was involved in an accident where his vehicles ONSTAR system called the police.  Apparently the person in front of him stopped short for an animal in the road and the client rear-ended the other vehicle.  The civilian testified that the client looked dazed but did not notice any indicia of alcohol consumption like slurred speech or an odor of alcohol.  Both parties pulled over to a nearby gas station  and the police had responded at the that moment.

The police officer made contact with the client on the passenger side of the truck and asked if he was driving.  Client admitted to driving.  The client’s airbag had deployed and he was a dazed as a result which made him unsteady on his feet as noted by the officer.  The client told the officer that he “fucked up.”  The officer asked him if he had been drinking to which the client replied that he had 6 beers over a five-hour period.  The officer asked him to take field sobriety tests and the client refused to take the tests.  Client also refused to take the breath test.Hanson MA drunk driving defense lawyer, Attorney James Milligan represents clients charged with DUI DWI OUI throughout Plymouth County including Abington, Bridgewater, Brockton, Carver, Duxbury, East Bridgewater, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Monponsett, Hingham, Hull, Kingston, Lakeville, Marion, Marshfield, Brant Rock, Green Harbor, Marshfield Hills, Ocean Bluff, Mattapoisett, Middleborough, Middleborough Center, Nemasket Village, North Middleborough, Rock Village, South Middleborough, Norwell, Pembroke, Plymouth, North Plymouth, Manomet, Cedarville, Chiltonville, West Plymouth, South Plymouth, Ellisville, Saquish Neck, White Island Shores, Plymouth Center, Plympton, Rochester, Rockland, Scituate, Greenbush, North Scituate, Wareham, Onset, Wareham Center, West Wareham, Weweantic, West Bridgewater, and Whitman.