Drunk Driving Arrests have Increased in Massachusetts

My brother and his wife were in town visiting for a wedding.  The wedding was in Boston and they were staying on the South Shore with my mom and step-dad.  On the way home from the wedding, they were stopped at a roadblock.   There seem to be more and more roadblocks lately.  As a defense attorney who defends many OUI cases in Massachusetts courts, I have had a marked increase in clients who have been stopped at roadblocks.

Luckily for my brother, he hadn’t really had much to drink and the Trooper just had a quick conversation with him and sent him on his way.

Very soon after, there was an article in the Boston Globe stating that there has been a 70% increase in drunk driving arrests in the past two years.  Guess why?  Because there has been a increase in roadblocks.   Police are getting better at running roadblocks, and following procedures.  The same rules apply for a roadblock that apply for any stop where you are suspected of drunk driving:

1.  You have the right to refuse any and all field sobriety tests.

2.  You have the right to refuse a Breathalyzer.

3.  Be Polite.

If you have been arrested for drunk driving, you have the right to be represented by an attorney.  For a consultation email me at jessica@jessicafoleylaw.com or call me at 866-981-7888.

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