The Commonwealth does not have to prove that someone is drunk to get a conviction for drunk driving. Even though commonly referred to as drunk driving, the charge is actually operating under the influence of alcohol. Under the influence has been defined as the consumption of enough alcohol to reduce one’s:
- Judgment; &
- Ability to respond promptly.
The amount of alcohol necessary to accomplish this varies from person to person. As a result, if you find yourself facing such a charge, contact a drunk driving lawyer with the experience to help you. Contact Attorney Shane W. Surrette at (774) 364-4605 or at firstname.lastname@example.org today.