Drunk Driving or Operating under the Influence of Alcohol, as the term is defined in Massachusetts, consists of three elements. These include:
- Operation of a Motor Vehicle;
- On a Public Way;
- While Under the Influence of Intoxicating Liquor.
It is important to note that you don’t have to be drunk or unconconscious to violate the statute. It is sufficient if you have consumed enough alcohol to reduce your ability to safely operate the motor vehicle. As a result, when facing a drunk driving charge, it is important to hire a drunk driving lawyer who understands what the Commonwealth must present. Contact Attorney Shane W. Surrette at (774) 364-4605 or at email@example.com.