In 2014, three times as many males were arrested for drunk driving as females
Considering how many drunk runs AFD had over the Halloween weekend I was actually a little surprised there were not more drunk driving arrests.
In all Amherst "only" had three total, two of them APD and the other one by UMPD. All three took the legally admissible breath test and the results were not even close.
Only one however, Steven Ferry, came to an immediate pleas deal with the Commonwealth, a standard 24D disposition.
Steven Ferry, age 22, stands before Judge Thomas Estes
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Judge Estes was uncomfortable with him making such a quick decision so he assigned him a public defender who did not talk him out of it. Probably a good thing, with a BAC three times the legal limit.
So an hour later he came back before Judge Estes. After the Judge accepted his signed plea -- aka "green sheet" -- he asked the standard question of "where did you have your last drink." Mr. Ferry responded "Mission Cantina" in South Amherst.
Luke Toomey, age 22
Luke Wallace decided to hire his own private attorney and Keith Diaz had a public defender assigned to him. Both will return to District Court next month.
Keith Diaz, age 20