Wednesday, November 6, 2013
DUI Dishonor Roll
Perhaps it's a bit surprising Amherst Police bagged only two DUI drivers over the Halloween weekend considering all the intoxicated college aged youth AFD ended up transporting to Cooley Dickinson Hospital and how busy APD was otherwise with Party Houses all over town.
Of course when a Party House or fight on the street attracts a half dozen police cars, that's a fair amount of time those vehicles are not on the prowl or ensconced in a secure/hidden location observing routine traffic watching for killers on the road.
Making simple mistakes like running a stop sign will of course garner the attention of a patrol car -- especially at 2:33 AM. And Rebecca L. Tobey, age 23, should know that since this was her second offense.
Doing 68 in a 35 MPH zone at 2:13 AM will also garner undivided attention. Newman M. Galati, age 21, flunked his FSTs and was arrested. Although not his second offense for DUI, Mr. Galati did manage to get arrested at a Party House last year (where residents were abusive to APD).
Arraigned on Monday morning before Judge Payne, Mr. Galati had a plea of "not guilty" entered in his behalf, the Judge then assigned him a court appointed attorney, freed him on his own recognizance to return for trial on December 10.