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Middletown Man Charged With 10th DUI

An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

A Middletown man was charged with his 10th driving under the influence charge after he was allegedly involved in an accident in Massachusetts on Saturday, Jan. 18.

John Brant, 49, of Middletown was charged with OUI 10th offense, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and marked lanes violation

Massachusetts State Police were called to the accident around 8 p.m. on Route 195 eastbound in New Bedford. When they arrived on-scene, police said his Toyota Corolla had crashed into trees along the side of the road.

 Brant declined medical attention, said police.

Amy Elizabeth Richards January 22, 2014 at 01:11 AM
How is he allowed to still have a license?
Chris Thompson January 22, 2014 at 07:58 AM
driving on suspended
elm62 January 22, 2014 at 08:01 AM
10?! Our justice system looking out for the people. He should be in jail, or have some type of monitoring system at the very least. Glad to see we've come so far with drunk drivers.
detachablepenis January 22, 2014 at 08:21 AM
Well a refusal would get you a 3 months suspension not so long ago. Now I think it's six months with heftier fines. Regardless suspending someone's license isn't going to stop stupid. Any dipsh!t can get behind a wheel drunk you don't need a license for that.
detachablepenis January 22, 2014 at 08:44 AM
As a condition, the right to have a license one is responsible for submitting a chemical test if asked. If one refuses it's in violation of that right. If you choose to submit to a chemical test you must be pretty damn confident or stupid. A refusal can be reduced to a reckless driving and rarely possibly beat due to indefinitive "Proof" lol. To earn 10 DUI's you must be putting in some work. Who knows what other violations dude has. Also if you get busted for crap like this you know it's been done many times before getting popped.
Francis Soyer January 22, 2014 at 10:38 AM
The article clearly states that this driver was charged with "unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle". Also the article states that this the 10th "charge", my question is how many of the previous 9 resulted in conviction? Not saying he wasn't guilty of all 9 but legal guilt is a whole different thing. The city of St. Louis on Jan 1st enacted a law stating that if you refuse a breath test they will have a judge on call that will issue a warrant that will allow law enforcement to take you to a hospital for a blood test... you can not refuse!!! I see this as a violation of the 4th & 5th amendment, it will be interesting to see what happens once this is challenged.
detachablepenis January 22, 2014 at 10:51 AM
I'm guessing if you are racking up 10 DUI charges over a lifetime you probably can't afford a decent attorney. Some piss ant cog public defender isn't going to do much. Our rights as citizens are being violated repeatedly take for example that coke head teabagger that wanted to drug test people for food stamps. Literally take fluid to determine food stamp eligibility. That's some sweet stuff right there.

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