Largely regarded as an unofficial national holiday, Super Bowl Sunday is one of the most anticipated days of the year. It is a day full of team spirit, underdog stories, and overtime heroics. Unfortunately, it is also a day the often sees an uptick in accidents and drunk driving arrests. According to ScramSystems, an alcohol monitoring company, states that have a team in the game see the most profound effects. So, as Patriots fans, we have been lucky (or spoiled) for the past 17 or so years, but we are also at a greater risk of running into trouble on the road.
If you are arrested for OUI, anything that the arresting office observes will be recorded as evidence. That is your speech, your behavior, and your appearance. Submitting to a breath test will also be admitted into evidence. If you refuse to take the breathalyzer, your license will automatically be suspended. This is because you impliedly consent to a breath test by virtue of driving on Massachusetts roads.
I urge everyone to be safe. Use a designated driver, Uber, Lyft, or a good old fashioned taxi. If you do find yourself under arrest for OUI, please consult an attorney to help you navigate this complex area of the law.
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