A Salem woman, determined to find cat food was spotted driving on only three tires and without headlights. The woman had been involved with a hit and run in Beverly, and was arrested and charged with operating under the influence, a second offense. Later that night she was again spotted in the Beverly area, where an officer pulled her over and she was then arrested and charged again with driving under the influence (still a second offense because there has been no conviction from the first arrest). Full story here.
DUI charges are serious. In MA, a second offense penalty results in jail for not less than 60 days and not more than 2 ½ years, a fine between $600 and $10,000 dollars, a license suspension for 2 years, and the installation of an ignition interlock device
. The alternative disposition is 2 years probation, a 14 day inpatient alcohol program paid for the defendant, a 2 year license suspension and the installation of an ignition interlock device.
If you are facing DUI charges, contact the law offices of Brooks & Crowley to talk to experienced attorneys that can help defend your case.