You don’t have to be drunk to be convicted of drunk driving in Massachusetts. The Commonwealth can proceed to the jury if they can show that the operator’s ability to drive safely has been impaired by the consumption of alcohol. The common symptoms of impairment include:
- slurred speech;
- problems with balance;
- bloodshot eyes.
These symptoms are not exclusive to the consumption of alcohol. As a result, if you are charged with drunk driving in Massachusetts, it is important to have a drunk driving lawyer to assist you through each step of the criminal trial. Contact Shane W. Surrette at (774) 364-4605 or at [email protected] today.