At 2:20 a.m. Sudbury, Massachusetts police officers observed a vehicle being driven down Route 27 with a flat tire. Based on what they saw the officers pulled the driver over to assist. They quickly determined that the vehicle had been in the accident. Upon further investigation the police formed the belief that the driver, Stephen Robak was driving under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and charged with OUI and leaving the scene of an accident. Operating under the influence of alcohol charges are now pending in the Framingham District Court.
By all accounts this is a first offense for Mr. Robak. There is no mention of field sobriety tests, breathalyzer tests or other indications that he was actually impaired at the time of operation. There is likely more than the article is sharing. However that is not likely the most serious charge in this case. Leaving the scene of an accident is a violation of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 90 Section 24. The relevant portion of that law states that anyone who fails to stop after getting into an accident where there is property damage ”
shall be punished by a fine of not less than twenty dollars nor more than two hundred dollars or by imprisonment for not less than two weeks nor more than two years, or both”.
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