Operator Beware

A 69 year old man was pulled over after driving his tractor on the sidewalks and streets of a Wisconsin town.  The man’s blood alcohol content was over 2 ½ times the legal limit for operating a motor vehicle.  This was his fourth drunk driving charge.  DUI’s can occur when you are operating vehicles other than cars, trucks, and motorcycles so use caution when operating such objects. It is also important to remember that to be arrested for a DUI in Massachusetts, you do not have to actually operate the vehicle.  You can still be found guilty if you had the capability to physically control and regulate the vehicle, regardless of whether you were engaging in that ability.  For example,sitting behind the wheel with the keys in the ignition can lead to your arrest for DUI by being in actual physical control of the car.

If you have been charged with a DUI, contact us at Brooks & Crowley and we offer you legal guidance and assistance.

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