Bonnie McCullough, 31 of Cambridge, was arrested for several drunk driving charges last Friday by Brookline Police after an alleged hit and run incident. Driving in the Allston area of Boston, McCullough is alleged to have hit a man’s car without stopping.
The man, who witnessed the incident, got in his car and, while on the phone with Brookline Police, chased McCullough into Brookline, where he was able to get her to pull over and take her keys until Brookline Police arrived.
After Brookline Police responded, McCullough reportedly admitted to drinking several beers and hard alcohol. She was arrested for Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol and Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Property Damage. At the time of her arrest, it was also discovered that she had less than an ounce of marijuana and was further issued a Civil Citation.
Drunk Driving Charges are prosecuted very aggressively throughout Massachusetts. If you have been pulled over for suspicion of Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs, it is important for you to know your rights.
Most persons pulled over for suspicion of drunk driving in Massachusetts do not know that you can refuse to perform any Field Sobriety Tests. You can also refuse the police officer’s request to submit to a Breathalyzer (although there are license suspension implications for a Breathalyzer refusal). If you are pulled over and do refuse to perform any Field Sobriety Tests or refuse to submit to a Breathalyzer, Massachusetts law prevents that refusal to be used against you if you take your case to trial.
At the end of the day, you should be well aware of your rights if you are pulled over for a OUI/DUI, as well as the potential Drunk Driving Penalties in Massachusetts if you are ultimately arrest.
If you have been arrested and charged with a DUI/OUI or any other drunk driving related criminal offense, you should immediately consult with an experienced Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer.
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