Commonwealth v. T.T. – OUI (Sobriety Checkpoint)

2/10/16

– BMC Dorchester Court

– Mass State Police

– Client drives into sobriety checkpoint on Gallivan Blvd in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood. Client is sent into secondary screening area and fails several FSTs and arrested for OUI. At a suppression hearing, Attorney Seed challenged whether or not the initial “greeting officer” Trooper had formulated a reasonable suspicion that Client was impaired. After hearing, a judge agreed with Attorney Seed that there was insufficient evidence to meet the burden of reasonable suspicion. As a result, the resulting stop and evidence derived from it were suppressed and the case was dismissed.