Kelly McCarthy of Peabody, Massachusetts was arrested Saturday afternoon and charged with operating under the influence of drugs (OUI). It was reported that a 911 caller called police to report a vehicle being operated on its rims. Officers located the vehicle, driven by McCarthy and followed her for a distance. As police made chase the vehicle failed to stop and eventually crashed into a fire hydrant. McCarthy was charged with DUI drugs, operating recklessly, leaving the scene of an accident and failing to stop for a police officer. She is being arraigned in the Peabody District Court today. The incident occurred at approximately 3:30 p.m.
Operating under the influence of drugs is a violation of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 90 Section 24. For a first offense conviction the punishment is the same as OUI alcohol. You can be sentenced for up to two and one half years in the house of correction, required to pay court costs and fines and receive probation for a year and a one year loss of license. There is also a “24D” disposition available to first time offenders where you can get probation, a mandatory alcohol education program, a forty five day loss of license, court costs and fees. If McCarthy does not have a criminal record and her conduct is aberrational she just might get the “24D” disposition.
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