The Patriot Ledger, in an ongoing series, is reporting on the status of repeat drunk drivers. The Ledger is printing the names and addresses of the people charged with a multiple OUI, and in the case where there was a trial, is reporting the judge who heard the case. The paper is giving a bare bones report. Also, in the online version the site also allows readers to post thoughts or opinions about the report.
Here is an example:
“In Quincy District Court, Robert Turpin, 35, of Taunton, was found innocent of second-offense drunken driving and driving after his license had been suspended by Judge Mary Orfanello following a bench trial. The offenses were alleged to have occurred Oct. 5, 2006 in Braintree.”
I was in the Quincy District court that day and observed some of the trial. What the paper is not reporting is that no one saw, or testified that they saw the man accused of drunk driving actually driving. The ledger should be ashamed to call themselves journalists.
Being accused of drunk driving is a serious charge and if you or someone you know has been charged with a DWI/DUI/OUI you need the help of an experienced criminal lawyer. Contact Boston Criminal Attorney Patrick Donovan today.