Ryan Woolley used to play baseball for the Brewster Whitecaps in the Cape Cod League in Brewster, Massachusetts. On June 15, 2008 he was watching the College World Series with some teammates. He had several drinks and decided to leave the home where he was drinking. A teammate who tried to stop him was struck by his vehicle and dragged for several feet. The teammate was seriously injured but luckily has recovered. Woolley blew over a .08 on the breathalyzer test. Woolley pleaded guilty to OUI and other motor vehicle related charges and was given a six month suspended sentence.
The article also disclosed that Woolley was charged with OUI causing serious bodily injury but that that charge was dropped as a result of a plea bargain. Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 90 Section 24L makes it a separate crime for anyone who causes serious bodily injury to someone while operating under the influence. If convicted of this crime there is a maximum penalty of 2 1/2 years in the house of correction. The overall result was good for Woolley. Massachusetts judges and district attorneys are extremely tough on OUI cases that involve property damage or personal injury. Woolley could have gone to jail and was spared that plight due to having a good lawyer and a fair minded judge and prosecutor.
Attorney Stephen Neyman is a Massachusetts DUI Lawyer with offices in Boston and suburban locations. If you have been charged with OUI in Massachusetts call our office at 617-263-6800 or contact us online.
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