If you consume alcohol and operate a motor vehicle on a public way, you may be stopped and charged with OUI. The Commonwealth may prove an OUI charge by showing that the operator had a blood alcohol level of .08 or above at the time of operation, or was under the influence of intoxicating liquor. Under the influence is defined under Massachusetts law as the consumption of enough alcohol to reduce one’s:
- Self-Control; &
- Reflexes so that the ability to drive safely is impaired.
The amount of alcohol necessary to impact a person’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle is different for everyone and is impacted by many factors. If you are charged with OUI, contact an OUI Lawyer who has the experience and skill to work for you. Contact Attorney Shane W. Surrette at (774) 364-4605, or at [email protected] today.