Possible 5th Offense OUI Charge in Wakefield, Massachusetts
Anytime someone is believed to be 1) operating a motor vehicle 2) on a Public way and 3) under the influence of alcohol such that it affect their ability to drive the vehicle safely—they are charged with OUI---Or operating under the influence of alcohol. And if someone has been charged and convicted prior to that---they become a repeat offender.
According to the Wakefield Patch, Wakefield Police arrested a four-time OUI offender for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol in Wakefield, making this his alleged fifth offense - and found an open beer can stashed inside his pocket, according to police.
Scott Bergholtz, 48 of Rockport, MA was pulled over on Audubon Road after Wakefield Police received a call from a Salem Street gas station reporting a man who seemed intoxicated had just filled up his tank and drove away in a gray Mercury. A be on the lookout call was put out to all Wakefield police, and officers located the vehicle on Audubon Road in Wakefield.
Police administered field sobriety tests and determined that Bergholtz was intoxicated, according to the report. During the arrest, police also noticed an open can of beer sticking out of Bergholtz's pocket, they said. He will appear in Malden District Court to face the charge of a fifth offense of OUI, a conviction of which carries a minimum of two years in jail and lifetime loss of license. He will also be charged with possessing an open container of alcohol in his motor vehicle.
If you are facing criminal charges related to an OUI arrest, contact criminal defense attorney William Barabino by calling his Wakefield, Massachusetts, law office at 781-245-5900. You may also complete his online contact form.