According to the Patriot Ledger, during a recent traffic stop in Hingham Massachusetts police officers noticed beer pouring out of the glove compartment. The driver 22 years old had recently completed a program for her first offense drunk driving. When questioned about the beer coming out of the glove compartment the woman allegedly told police officers that the drink was a gift from a friend for completing the first offenders alcohol treatment program. According to ledger, woman heads admitted that she had driven under the influence of alcohol in March and had received a continuation without a finding as well as a mandatory education class. She now faces her second OUI charge.
Second offense OUI is serious in Massachusetts. Jail time becomes a possibility if is somebody’s convicted of a second offense OUI. The alternative sentence is still harsh. At least two years of probation, suspended jail time, a 14 day inpatient program and a two-year loss of license is standard disposition.
If you or someone you know has been charged with an OUI in Hingham or anywhere in Massachusetts it is very important that you speak with an experienced OUI defense attorney.