Sean Moran, age 24, arraigned before Judge John Payne
Amherst police arrested three (relatively) young men over the "Homecoming" weekend. All of them were charged with drunk driving, and all three told Judge Payne they would be hiring their own attorney so he continued their cases until next month.
Two of the three -- Sean Moran and Kevin Nadeau -- refused to take the Breathalyzer test which could be a sign that they have been down this road before. And Mr. Moran, after hitting a crowded PVTA bus, also assaulted a police officer.
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Kevin Nadeau also had problems piloting his vehicle. In fact, he rolled it over on Sunderland Road, North Amherst. Fortunately no residents were walking about in zombie herds as college aged youth sometimes do.
Kevin Nadeau, age 26, stands before Judge John Payne
Refusing the Breathalyzer results in automatic loss of license for 180 days
Anthony Cardullo, age 22, arraigned before Judge Payne
Anthony Cardullo blew through a stop sign on South East Street on to Main Street and was arrested for that failure to stop, as well as for operating under the influence of alcohol which of course contributed to his bad driving.
Mr. Cardullo did take the legally admissible breathalyzer back at APD headquarters with the results of .12 or 1.5 times the legal limit.
Tellingly, Assistant District Attorney Bob Opsitnik confirms he has never lost a drunk driving case over the past year that has gone to trial where a legally admissible breathalyzer was in play.