Three days before St. Patrick’s Day, Mark Masterson, a 50-year-old from Troy, New York, was arrested on Saturday night March 14, after he pulled into the pump area of a Stewart’s convenience store in Brunswick, New York in what can politely be called an intoxicated state.
The arrest is something a DWI Massachusetts criminal defense attorney may deal with from time to time. In this case, it was made by a New York State police trooper who happened to be filling up his tank when Masterson pulled in next to the trooper’s vehicle. According to the official report of the incident, Masterson showed “obvious signs of intoxication” after he left his truck and walked directly into the police vehicle.
The officer then questioned Masterson and gave him multiple sobriety tests, all of which he failed. He was then placed under arrest and charged with aggravated DWI since his blood alcohol content (BAC) was .18, more than twice the legal limit. He was issued tickets and picked up by another individual and is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.
The arrest was unique in the fact that most DWI cases result after an individual is either speeding, weaving or otherwise exhibiting reckless operation of their vehicle. Instead, the individual’s walking resulted in his arrest.
Patrick Donovan is aMassachusetts criminal attorney who once served as a prosecutor. Attorney Donovan has handled many DWI cases in Massachusetts. If you or someone you know needs legal advice contact attorney Donovan for a free no obligation consultation.