By Garth O'Brien | March 9, 2008
Filed Under DUI News
Boston, Massachusetts – March 2, 2008. Adrian Walker, columnist of The Boston Globe, was arrested last Sunday for OUI (operating under the influence). Walker was driving a vehicle registered to The Boston Globe.
Police allege Walker’s vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed, and stopped for nearly half a minute at a yellow traffic light. This apparently was not enough to make a traffic stop, so MBTA Transit police followed Walker onto a freeway. After witnessing Walker speeding at 77 m.p.h. and veering out of his lane the officer decided to conduct a traffic stop.
The officer noted that Adrian looked tired, and had the usual bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. Adrian failed the field sobriety tests and exhibited trouble maintaining his balance at the police station. Adrian refused to submit to the breath test.
The justice system operates fast in Dorchester District Court as Adrian was arraigned a few days later and entered a plea of not guilty.