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  • Police: Chase suspect fled cops before

    Wednesday May 18 | via Nashua Telegraph 

    The Massachusetts man who was repeatedly punched by at least two officers after leading law enforcement on a frantic 50-mile chase into Nashua last week had also run from police several days earlier, a prosecutor said Wednesday. Richard Simone Jr., 50, of Worcester, was sent back to jail after he was arraigned in his Massachusetts hometown on charges that include larceny, failure to stop for police and assault with a dangerous weapon.

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  • Suspect punched by police after 2-state chase held w...

    Wednesday May 18 | via WMUR-TV Manchester 

    A man who was repeatedly punched by police after leading them on a 50-mile car chase from Massachusetts to New Hampshire also ran from officers several days earlier, a prosecutor said Wednesday. Richard Simone Jr. was sent back to jail after he was arraigned in Worcester on charges including larceny, failure to stop for police and assault with a dangerous weapon.

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  • Chase suspect arraigned on other charges

    Wednesday May 18 | via WMUR-TV Manchester 

    A man who was repeatedly punched by police after leading them on a 50-mile car chase from Massachusetts to New Hampshire also ran from officers several days earlier, a prosecutor said Wednesday. EARLIER.

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  • Driver in Mass-NH chase arraigned in connection with...

    Wednesday May 18 | via Worcester Telegram & Gazette 

    The Worcester man arrested in New Hampshire last week in a confrontation that triggered the suspension of two state troopers will remain in custody following his arraignment in Central District Court Wednesday. The May 11 chase from Holden to Nashua, New Hampshire ended in a forceful apprehension recorded by news cameras.

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  • Driver arrested after truck hits Verizon picket in B...

    Tuesday May 17 | via Worcester Telegram & Gazette 

    A Holden man picketing at the Verizon facility on Shrewsbury Street Tuesday morning suffered non-life-threatening injuries when he was struck by a Verizon contractor's vehicle. According to police, Anthony P. Davenport, 48, of Holden, was picketing at the northern driveway of Verizon at 170 Shrewsbury St. when he was hit by a replacement worker's vehicle leaving the facility.

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  • Trooper faces hearing after chase ends in suspect's ...

    Saturday May 14 | via Cybercast News Service 

    A Massachusetts State Police trooper is facing a disciplinary hearing on his involvement in a 50-mile car chase that ended with a violent takedown of a suspect in New Hampshire that was caught on video. The unnamed trooper was relieved of duty Thursday pending the hearing, which is meant to determine whether he's suspended or placed on another work status as the investigation continues.

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  • Troopers suspended over pursuit video that shows pum...

    Friday May 13 | via West Hawaii Today 

    Troopers in two states were suspended Thursday amid an ongoing criminal investigation into police use of force against a suspect who was filmed being beaten by officers after apparently surrendering following a long high-speed chase. One Massachusetts state trooper and one New Hampshire state trooper were suspended after a 50-mile police pursuit that started in Holden, Massachusetts, and ended in Nashua, New Hampshire.

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  • Clive McFarlane: Media's watchdog role is increasing...

    Friday May 13 | via Worcester Telegram & Gazette 

    The latest recorded incident of police misconduct happened Wednesday, in New Hampshire, at the end of a motor vehicle chase that began in Holden. In the video we hear a narrator for WFXT speaking from the helicopter, describing the arrest as police approach the stopped vehicle with guns drawn.

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  • Pictured: Bloodied and swollen face of man filmed be...

    Thursday May 12 | via Daily Mail 

    Pictured: Bloodied and swollen face of man filmed being beaten by cops as two troopers are suspended over 'disturbing' film Film shows Simone getting out of truck after high speed chase before at least two officers punch him repeatedly in the face This is the bloodied and swollen face of Richard Simone, 50, in his arrest mugshot released the day after he was filmed being beaten by cops This is the blooded and swollen face of a suspect who was filmed being savagely beaten by police in New Hampshire following a high-speed chase. Richard Simone, 50, appears with a badly swollen jaw, blood coming from his left ear, and marks on his right cheek and lip in the booking photo issued a day after he was filmed being beaten.

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  • State troopers suspended over video showing beating ...

    Thursday May 12 | via Fox News 

    Troopers in two states were suspended Thursday amid an ongoing criminal investigation into police use of force against a suspect who was filmed being beaten by officers after apparently surrendering following a long high-speed chase. One Massachusetts state trooper and one New Hampshire state trooper were suspended after a 50-mile police pursuit that started in Holden, Mass., and ended in Nashua, N.H. The driver, Richard Simone Jr., was arrested after he stepped slowly from his pickup truck, kneeled and put his hands on the ground.

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  • Troopers in two states suspended for police chase pu...

    Thursday May 12 | via WHDH 

    Troopers in two states were suspended Thursday amid an ongoing criminal investigation into police use of force against a suspect who was filmed being beaten by officers after apparently surrendering following a long high-speed chase. One Massachusetts state trooper and one New Hampshire state trooper were suspended after a 50-mile police pursuit that started in Holden, Massachusetts, and ended in Nashua, New Hampshire.

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  • 2 Troopers Suspended After Videotaped Pummeling Of S...

    Thursday May 12 | via Switched 

    A Massachusetts and a New Hampshire state trooper were each suspended on Thursday while authorities review their roles in a videotaped beating of a driver who refused to pull over the day before. The unidentified New Hampshire officer has been "relieved from duty" without pay, a police spokesman said, while the state police and Attorney General Joseph A. Foster investigate the pummeling of Richard Simone after an hourlong car chase from Holden, Massachusetts to Nashua, New Hampshire.

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  • Calls for investigation of police use of force after...

    Thursday May 12 | via Berkshire Eagle 

    Richard Simone of Worcester sits in court for his arraignment Thursday at Hillsborough County Superior Court in Nashua, N.H,, following a high-speed police pursuit from Massachusetts to New Hampshire. Simone was taken into custody by local police on Wednesday, but Massachusetts State Police, who were involved in the pursuit, said they'll review whether the force used on him during his arrest was appropriate.

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  • Police caught on camera attacking driver

    Thursday May 12 | via The New Zealand Herald 

    New Hampshire's Governor is calling for a full investigation into the use of force by police after video surfaced of officers appearing to pummel a suspect who had led them on a high-speed chase from Massachusetts to New Hampshire. News helicopter video of the police pursuit yesterday showed Richard Simone, of Worcester, Massachusetts, stepping slowly out of his truck, kneeling and putting his hands on the ground before several officers rushed him.

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  • Driver in Mass-NH chase involved in Millbury pursuit...

    Thursday May 12 | via Worcester Telegram & Gazette 

    Three days before the two-state chase that ended with the videotaped apprehension of a Worcester man - sparking claims of excessive force by police - the same man was involved in a pursuit in Millbury. According to records in Central District Court, Millbury police say Richard C. Simone Jr., 50, threatened to ram a police cruiser on Sunday, turning away at the "last possible moment."

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  • Man who led police on high-speed, two-state chase ar...

    Thursday May 12 | via Lowell Sun 

    The Worcester man who led police on a chase across Massachusetts and into New Hampshire Wednesday afternoon was arraigned Thursday morning, and an official investigation has been launched into his arrest, which involved a physical altercation with multiple police officers, officials said. Richard Simone, 50, was arraigned in the circuit court division in Nashua by video around 8:15 a.m., according to officials from the court.

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  • Investigations opened into police chase's violent end

    Thursday May 12 | via CBS News 

    News helicopter video of the police pursuit Wednesday showed Richard Simone, of Worcester, Massachusetts, stepping slowly out of his truck, kneeling and putting his hands on the ground before several officers rushed him. "The Governor is aware of the situation and we've reached out to the Departments of Safety and Justice," Ricki Eshman, a spokeswoman for New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan, said in a statement.

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  • Officials demand investigation into police pursuit a...

    Thursday May 12 | via Daily Mail 

    New Hampshire governor launches investigation into shocking video showing at least five cops pummeling a driver who surrendered after a high-speed pursuit Richard Simone, 50, was wanted on multiple warrants and refused to stop for police in Holden, Massachusetts, around 4 p.m. on Wednesday New Hampshire's governor is calling for a full investigation into the use of force by police after video surfaced of officers appearing to pummel a suspect who had led them on a high-speed chase from Massachusetts to New Hampshire. News helicopter video of the police pursuit Wednesday showed Richard Simone, 50, of Worcester, Massachusetts, stepping slowly out of his truck, kneeling and putting his hands on the ground before several officers rushed him.

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  • Police officers under review after violent end to ca...

    Thursday May 12 | via WTNH 

    Police officers are under review after a multi-state car chase that began in Massachusetts on Wednesday afternoon ended in a violent arrest. News helicopters hovering over the final moments of the pursuit in Nashua, New Hampshire, captured video of uniformed law enforcement officers throwing punches at the suspect as he knelt on the ground next to his pickup truck, his hands on the asphalt in front of him.

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  • Authorities investigating video of...

    Thursday May 12 | via WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg 

    This aerial image made from a helicopter video provided by WHDH shows Richard Simone kneeling and putting his hands on the ground after a high-speed police pursuit in Nashua, N.H., Wednesday, May 11, 2016. Massachusetts State Police are investigating a violent arrest captured on video showing a suspect being punched by state police officers as the man got out of a truck on his hands and knees.

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Holden Law

Im going to court for a violation this is my second violation on a no contest DUI charge
Im on probation for a dui for a year. Ive been doing good finished my probation required program...i violation for not showing up to do a drug test...i slipped in my recovery but i got right back on track, i also havent paid my probation fee but will have the money the day of my court date, what could they possibly do?
Alot depends on your record. The judge can do a number of things from re-probating you to jail. You def should hire...
Guilty plea to a 4th offense OUI in Mass. Got 2 years jail time. Any possibility for early release?
My husband got the minimum penalty which is 2 years in jail with 1 year mandatory time as per state law. He is in the house of correction and it has been suggested that he go to the Howard Street program in Springfield, MA. If he goes to that program or another alcohol program inside the jail, is there a possibility of him getting out sooner than the year?
While I don't practice in your state, your question includes the answer. If one year is the absolute minimum, then...
What penalties will i face. i have no money, what will happen if i can't pay my fines?
hello, in september of 2014 i was arrested for dui and driving with a suspended license. i was arrested 18 months earlier for dui. in may of 2015 i lost my job of 28 years. i was a 1099 person and could not collect unemployment. i also lost my license in june of 2015.
I am very sorry to hear of your difficulties. In Massachusetts, we have a "Community Service" option. Generally, any...
Is there any way I can forfeit my MA. drivers license and privileges while my case is pending?
I am currently a Massachusetts resident. I've been working in NY for the past six months and have been in the process of moving to NY permanently. I recently got charged with a DUI in NY and at the time I had a valid MA. drivers license. I still plan on moving and hopefully continue to work in NY. My suspension in NY would be for a year, but due to the Drivers License Compact the RMV of Massachusetts would suspend my license for several years. I would like to serve out my suspension in NY and afterward attain a valid NY drivers license. Is there any way I can forfeit my MA. drivers license and privileges while my case is pending in order not to have a hold in the state of Massachusetts a year or two from now?
Typically you can walk into any DMV and voluntarily forfeit your privilege to drive; how that will specifically affect...
What is MA RMV going to do?
I have a MA license with a CWOF in 2012 for OUI and have just refused a chemical test in RI
You should not be worried about the RMV, you should be worried about violating the terms of your CWOF. Depending on...
Should I be concerned about getting a DUI and how long do they have to file etc? How do I read the codes on the report?
I was in a car accident 5 days ago where i was injured pretty significantly. I was less than a quarter mile from my home when it happened. I hit a bump/frost heave that made my car jump. The car swerved and i was having a hard time regaining control when I hit some ice. The car then crashed into a ditch and into a tree. Airbag was deployed and I ended up with a concussion, lacerations and a couple of significant broken bones. I definitely lost consciousness for a bit and was quite confused when I came to. The EMT had asked if I had been drinking and I told him two glasses over the past four hours with dinner. I was in and out and after all my care, in the morning the ER trauma team came in explaining that my BAC level came in at .13. The dr explained how this could happen and said i could be a "cheap date" and told me it was her job to ask if i needed help etc. She added that it was strictly confidential and that unless the information was subpoenaed, it was confidential etc. I picked up the police report and even talked to the officer and he never mentioned alcohol etc. Now I'm looking at the reports and there are codes next to the BAC test and susp alc susp drug etc.
You probably don't need to worry about those codes. Usually just to the right of the BAC there will be a number. If it'...
Corpus delicti rule in relation to a dui case
Hi, i have a friend who was arrested for a dui and he made some incriminating statements after his arrest. He said something along lines of " I've driven drunk many times and never been caught" would those statements be deemed inadmissible in relation to the corpus delicti rule because the state can't prove that he has driven drunk except the time he was caught driving drunk? He is scared that will be an aggravating factor should he be found guilty. But dosent the state need to prove his statements for them to be admissable should the case go to trial under the corpus delicti rule?
The state may not need to prove that these previous drunk driving incidents happened but may try to introduce the...