Springfield: DWI/DUI/OUI: Motion to Suppress Allowed and Case Dismissed

Summary of Facts: Our client (a physician) was stopped on his way home from a holiday party. His daughter and a friend were in the car with him when they came upon a sobriety checkpoint (a.k.a. DUI roadblock). Our client rolled down his window and had some conversation with the initial trooper (the "screener"). Based on an alleged odor of alcohol our client was directed to drive his car into the evaluation area (the "pit"). In the pit our client was ordered out of his car and made to take field sobriety tests. After…Read more

Man Charged for Drunk Driving After Reporting an Accident

It is rare that a person is punished for doing the right thing. However, recently, a Massachusetts man, who believed he was doing just that, was slapped with criminal charges shortly after reporting an accident. According to authorities, the 21-year-old man walked into a Massachusetts police station early one morning to report an accident in which he was involved. Local officers spoke to the individual, and they subsequently detected the smell of alcohol on the motorist's breath. Police initiated a field sobriety test, and a breath test suggested that the man was not…Read more