November 2017 – OUI 3rd Offense – Jury Trial – Not Guilty – Worcester District Court

Our client was stopped at approximately 2:45 am for several marked lanes violations while traveling in the town of Northborough.  The arresting police officer testified that during the roadside encounter, our client’s eyes were red and glossy, he had slurred speech and emitted a strong odor of alcohol from his breath.  He testified that he stumbled out of his motor vehicle and appeared unsteady when at the rear of his vehicle.  When questioned, our client admitted consuming 4 beers during the evening.  The officer testified that in his opinion our client was drunk. Through the use of photographs of the scene our office was able to raise numerous issues regarding the officer’s testimony related to our client’s operation of the vehicle .  The submission of the booking video also brought into question the officer’s opinion regarding the condition of our client while on the side of the road.  The jury deliberated for approximately 30 minutes before returning a verdict of Not Guilty.

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