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Massachusetts State Police Arrested 1,100 More for OUI in 2012

Massachusetts State Police and local police departments will be out this holiday weekend looking for drunk, impaired and dangerous drivers.

Drunk driving arrests by Massachusetts State Police increased by 30 percent or more than 1,100 drivers, said Massachusetts State Police Superintendent Colonel Timothy Allen at a press conference outside of Massachusetts State Police headquarters in Framingham Friday morning.

As of Dec. 27, Massachusetts State Police had arrested 4,866 individuals and charged them with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.

In 2011, Massachusetts State Police arrested 3,728 individuals.

Massachusetts State Police and local police departments will be out in force this holiday weekend looking for drunk, impaired and dangerous drivers on the roads, as part of their Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over holiday campaign.

Natick Police Chief James Hicks, who is the new president of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, said "our goal is for a safe holiday season and a safe new year."

Everyone has heard "Don't Drink & Drive" but Massachusetts Undersecretary of Law Enforcement Karen Wells offered a few other words of advice at the press conference:

  • Designate a sober driver or arrange another safe way home
  • Call a cab or a sober friend or take public transportation
  • "If you see an impaired driver contact law enforcement, your action may save someone's life, said Wells. "Your inaction, could cost a life."
Edward January 02, 2013 at 04:23 PM
80-100% of cases heard by MA judges are dismissed. So if you were stopped and got a OUI, take it to court, and have one of these judges dismiss it!
Edward January 02, 2013 at 05:09 PM
See the Boston Globe articles for more info at Boston dot com. Oct 30th 2011 article "For drunk drivers, a habit of judicial leniency." AND! If your OUI is dismissed, the fear of getting another ticket and its deterrent-effect are watered down, and you will be freer to OUI again with perhaps severe consequences to you and/or the innocent people around you!
homer simpson January 08, 2013 at 11:54 PM
Everyone drived after having drinks just cause ur above .08 doesent mean ur impaired its stupid if i can walk & talk get off my c#*k

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