McMurphy's Uptown Tavern: A college aged youth favorite
A little late for Christmas but just in time for New Year's Day the Boston Globe published a list yesterday of Massachusetts bars and restaurants named as the last place the perp had a drink before getting behind the wheel of a deadly weapon only to be taken off the street by a sagacious patrol cop.
Now I will have to make inquiries on Tuesday because the Globe states these were a byproduct of being "convicted" of drunk driving.
Because after a few years of covering Eastern Hampshire District Court I'm used to hearing the name of an establishment that served the last drink to a driver arrested for drunk driving but they were smart enough to take a plea deal known as a 24D disposition.
In other words they were not "convicted" of drunk driving and after a year the charge is dismissed.
But over the years I've observed perhaps a 100 or more of these plea deals and I have heard McMurphy's Uptown Tavern named more than a few times as the last place the driver was served a drink.
For instance (A BAC almost 2.5 times over the limit)
Sure the perp could by lying and just trying to get a particular bar in trouble because they once made them stand in line too long to get in, but I seriously doubt it. Because that would be perjury -- and the Courts frown on that even more than they do DUI.
So I was not surprised in the least to see McMurphy's name appearing on the list published by the Boston Globe. After all, they were the architects of the infamous Blarney Blowout.