Municipal Employee Charged with OUI

The Defendant was charged with OUI-Liquor OR .08%. At the time of the incident, the defendant was a municipal employee operating a town vehicle. He was involved in a single vehicle accident at 1:40 a.m. while he was on-call in the municipal truck. The truck he was operating crashed into the Jersey barriers on a major highway, causing serious damage to the vehicle. The plow hitch on the front of the truck was wedged between the Jersey barrier and the truck could not be removed without a tow truck. The police alleged that the client failed all sobriety tests and admitted to drinking. Two police officers and a civilian witness testified against the defendant. The cross-examination was so effective that the case ended when the Judge allowed the defendant’s motion for a required finding of NOT GUILTY at the close of the Commonwealth’s case.

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Created:March 15, 2014

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