Marblehead Teen Charged with Vehicular Homicide in Death of Salem Woman

Christopher Maxson, 19, of Marblehead, was arrested last night after he collided with a car on Eastern Avenue in Lynn and then struck several parked cars before rolling over. As a result of the crash, Julia Gauthier, 19, of Salem, was ejected from the sunroof and died from her injuries.

Maxson was arraigned today in Lynn District Court on various drunk driving charges, including Reckless Operation of a Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Homicide.

The Lynn Police Department responded to reports of a motor vehicle crash with injuries at Eastern Avenue and Glenwood Street in Lynn, near the Swampscott line, at 1:00 a.m. Besides, Maxson and Gauthier, there were two other passengers in the vehicle.

After his arraignment, Christopher Maxson was reportedly held on $12,000 cash bail.

Boston Criminal Defense Attorney Lefteris K. Travayiakis:

DUI/OUI Offenses are prosecuted extremely aggressively in Massachusetts, particularly where someone’s life was lost as a result of alleged drunk driving. Even for simple DUI/OUI cases where there was no accident, property damage or injuries, Drunk Driving Penalties can be severely devastating and life-altering.

For this reason, if you have been pulled over for drunk driving or have already been charged with a DUI/OUI, you should immediately consult with a Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer who has experience in defending drunk driving crimes.

In my experience as a Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer, I have had several years’ experience in defending OUI/DUI crimes, and know first-hand how to defend your case, including challenging the Breathalyzer or any Field Sobriety Tests.

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