Alex Lambino of Somerville, Massachusetts got into an accident at 5:40 a.m. Saturday in Arlington, Massachusetts. According to reports she struck an unidentified pedestrian who is now in a Boston hospital in critical condition. The incident occurred at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Teel Street. Police documents state that Lambino was driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident. She has been charged with OUI with serious bodily injury, and negligent operation of a motor vehicle. The case is pending in the Cambridge District Court.
DUI with serious bodily injury in Massachusetts can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony. The felony version of this crime carries a ten year state prison sentence. There is a minimum mandatory six month house of correction associated with this crime. The misdemeanor aspect of this statute carries a two and one half year maximum with no minimum mandatory. The article states that Lambino is being charged with the felony. I imagine that this case will remain in the district court where her maximum exposure will be two and one half years in the house of correction. If however the victim dies or has sustained some sort of permanent disabling injury it would not surprise me to see this case prosecuted in the Superior Court.
As a Massachusetts OUI Lawyer Attorney Stephen Neyman has defended many cases involving serious bodily injury or death. These charges are quite serious. If you are charged with a crime like this it is important to contact someone with great experience defending DUI’s and DUI related crimes in Massachusetts. Call us now to discuss your case at 617-263-6800.
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