A 25 year-old woman was charged with an OUI in a fatal crash this past Saturday after crashing into a parked flat-bed tow truck and killing her 19 year old passenger. The woman was operating under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident, was exhibiting obvious signs of intoxication. See full article here.
In Massachusetts, the legal blood alcohol content is .08. The minimum penalty for a DUI/OUI offense is a fine between $500 and $5,000, a license suspension for one year, and not more than 2 ½ years in the House of Correction. Drivers arrested for a first OUI offense can get their sentences reduced by agreeing to complete a state-approved alcohol education program. After the first offense, this is no longer an option.