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Gloucester Woman Involved in Head-On Car Crash with Sandra Bullock in Massachusetts Pleads Not Guilty

The Gloucester woman charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor and failure to stay in a marked lane when her car struck the SUV carrying movie star Sandra Bullock has pled not guilty.

Lucile P. Gatchell entered her not guilty plea during her arraignment today in Gloucester District Court. She was released without bail.

No one was injured in the Massachusetts car accident, which occurred on Friday. Bullock had just finished filming a scene from her latest movie “The Proposal” in Rockport before the accident happened. The actress, her husband Jessie James, and the driver of their sport utility vehicle were not injured in the auto collision.

According to the police report, Gatchell failed four field sobriety tests and her blood alcohol level registered over twice the legal limit at 2.0. Kevin Mackey, the arresting police officer, reported smelling alcohol on the 64-year-old woman’s breath. He also said that she slurred her speech and her eyes were glassy and bloodshot.

If you have been arrested or charged with operating your vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, one of our Boston, Massachusetts OUI/DWI/DUI attorneys would be happy to discuss your case with you.

Our Gloucester drunk driving lawyers know how to determine the accuracy of your field sobriety test or whether law enforcement officers followed the proper procedures when apprehending you for allegedly driving drunk. There may be a number of reasons why the evidence that police have against you is inadmissible.

If you plead or are found guilty for drunk driving in Massachusetts, this will be noted on your driving record permanently. This could affect your driving privileges even if you live in another state.

Woman pleads not guilty to drunken driving in accident with Sandra Bullock, Boston.com, April 22, 2008
Actress Bullock unharmed in Gloucester car crash, Boston.com, April 19, 2008

Related Web Resources:

DUI & DWI, DMV.Org
Massachusetts Laws About Drunk Driving, Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries
Our Boston OUI/DWI/DUI lawyers have helped many clients arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs to fight and overcome these charges. Contact Altman & Altman LLP today.

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