Ashby man guilty of fifth OUI - Senti...

Ashby man guilty of fifth OUI - Sentinel & Enterprise

There are 15 comments on the Sentinel & Enterprise story from Aug 18, 2010, titled Ashby man guilty of fifth OUI - Sentinel & Enterprise. In it, Sentinel & Enterprise reports that:

A 45-year-old Ashby man was found guilty of his fifth drunken-driving offense on Tuesday after he slammed into a Townsend man's minivan stopped at a traffic signal, narrowly missing another car carrying the man's wife and two children.

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Jay

Clinton, MA

#1 Aug 18, 2010
FIFTH offense? Are you serious? This guy should have seen bars about four offenses ago.
JMH

United States

#2 Aug 18, 2010
This idiot has an excuse for everything. Way to contribute to society. Keep him locked up before he kills someone!!!!!!!!!!
sick of punks

Wellesley, MA

#3 Aug 18, 2010
Even if the 'tard was under the influence of "fumes" from roofing material, he was still driving while INTOXICATED! As for the bottle under his seat being debris from a work site. I got a bridge in Brooklyn to sell ya! I always stash the rubbish from work sites under my seat...W-T-F! 45 years old, still living with "Mommy", what a loser.
tazz4040

Worcester, MA

#4 Aug 18, 2010
Jay wrote:
FIFTH offense? Are you serious? This guy should have seen bars about four offenses ago.
that's his problem he saw to many bars, got love all his excuses must have been hanging around that cambridge state rep got busted his excuse was his toothpaste had alcohol in it
Julie

Concord, MA

#5 Aug 18, 2010
..As long as they have good lawyers, they will keep walking..
Jim

Fitchburg, MA

#6 Aug 19, 2010
Thankfully he has not killed anyone yet, but I suspect he will drive again with or without a license.
usshope

United States

#7 Aug 19, 2010
Mommy is always there...............
I live in Ashby

Berlin, MA

#8 Aug 20, 2010
When Jeff is not drinking, he's a nice guy. When he is drinking he is out of control. Unfortunately, almost any time I've seen him over the past 20+ years he's been cocked. Time to pay up Jeff. Hopefully, when you get out, your life will be better!
F N Hadit

Wellesley, MA

#9 Aug 21, 2010
I live in Ashby wrote:
When Jeff is not drinking, he's a nice guy. When he is drinking he is out of control. Unfortunately, almost any time I've seen him over the past 20+ years he's been cocked. Time to pay up Jeff. Hopefully, when you get out, your life will be better!
They usually have pretty decent alcohol programs come in to the prisons, USE THEM!
jlflink

Gardner, MA

#10 Sep 8, 2010
3 of the 5 were over 29 years ago and one was the year his dad died by the way the bottle was empty not half full.
jlflink

Gardner, MA

#11 Sep 8, 2010
3 of the 5 were over 29 years ago and one was the year his dad died by the way the bottle was old and empty not half full.
geezer

Wellesley, MA

#12 Sep 9, 2010
jlflink wrote:
3 of the 5 were over 29 years ago and one was the year his dad died by the way the bottle was old and empty not half full.
So, a parent dies, that gives you the right to drive drumk? 3 of the 5 were 29 years ago? Still ads up to 5 doesn't it? Most people would do something about their drinking problem after the FIRST one, maybe the second, but if you shoot for the stars and get 5, the bottle has you by the throat and you need help, BADLY! BOTH my parents died, and I didn't have to get drunk, I know MANY people who don't need booze as a crutch, it usualy makes matters worse anyway. Nothing like having a sloppy drunk hanging all over you at the funeral home. You sound like you are in as much denial of this guy's problem as he is.
jlflink

AOL

#13 Sep 10, 2010
He was under a doctors care and sober. And FYI many of the facilities that used to be available for people seeking help for these problems have benn closed due to lack of funding. I agree with you that they need to stop. This addiction is considered an illness which may or may not be generic. In this case I believe that it was and he had benn seeking help for a long time. Don't be so quick to judge if you don't know all the facts. The Mass laws punish DUI more serverily than Assualt and battery, armed robbery, drug dealers, etc. Instead of addressing the problem they are creating a bigger one.(ex: hit and run drivers who would have stopped but are afraid to stop!) Maybe we should make make manatory rehab and random testing and counceling instead of hard time and free up some of the jails to handle the real criminals.
Seriously

Worcester, MA

#14 Sep 10, 2010
its called "personal responsibility" so if the therapist's office closes, you need to figure it out.... thats the problem with this country these days... its always somebody else's fault.

I'm fat, blame McDonald's
I'm drunk, blame the bartender
I'm stupid, blame the teacher
geezer

Wellesley, MA

#15 Sep 10, 2010
jlflink wrote:
He was under a doctors care and sober. And FYI many of the facilities that used to be available for people seeking help for these problems have benn closed due to lack of funding. I agree with you that they need to stop. This addiction is considered an illness which may or may not be generic. In this case I believe that it was and he had benn seeking help for a long time. Don't be so quick to judge if you don't know all the facts. The Mass laws punish DUI more serverily than Assualt and battery, armed robbery, drug dealers, etc. Instead of addressing the problem they are creating a bigger one.(ex: hit and run drivers who would have stopped but are afraid to stop!) Maybe we should make make manatory rehab and random testing and counceling instead of hard time and free up some of the jails to handle the real criminals.
Well, if he WAS sober, I wouldn't think all this stuff would have happened. Geez, striking another vehicle and not noticing it? Come on, even Helen Keller would have noticed that. Disease or not, if it isn't treated, it don't mean a thing, NO EXCUSE! "seeking help" for a long time doesn't amount to a hill of beans unless it is taken when offered. A monthe in Adcare in Worcester, then a followup aftercare program, then JOIN a 12 step recovery group. There is PLENTY of help out there, IF you want it.

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