Drunk driving costs each adult in the United States almost $800/year
Last weekend, with beautiful but hot weather and our little college town suddenly doubling in size, and APD still engaged in "Drive Sober or get Pulled Over" campaign, the conditions were all too good for a bevy of impaired driver arrests. Especially since the previous weekend had a whopping five arrests.
But I'm relieved to say there were only two arrests. Only two potential killers.
May the odds be ever in our favor.
Samuel Hurst-Macdonald, 21, arraigned before Judge John Payne
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In Eastern Hampshire District Court on Tuesday Mr. Hurst-Macdonald, a UMass student, took a standard 24D plea deal disposition. He will lose his license for 45 days, pay $650 in fines and be on probation for the next year. But at least he saved himself the hefty legal fees.
Gary Hochron, age 57, had his case continued until next month