Jury Will Get Rust OUI Case
Next court date is June 26.
Elizabeth Rust's fate will be in the hands of a jury.
Rust, a Sudbury Department of Planning and Development employee who was cited for her third OUI the morning of May 9, 2012, after leaving an after-hours party at Lavender Asian Cuisine & Bar, will next be in court on June 26 after her lawyer, Seamus L. O'Kelly, withdrew a motion to suppress evidence Monday morning.
Rust, who was seen in court Monday, lost her right to drive at her arraignment on June 19, except for working purposes. She can drive Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. She cannot drive during the weekends.
Rust pleaded not guilty to the charge and has been subjected to random alcohol tests. Judge Robert Harbour stated she must also attend two Alcoholics Anonymous meetings a week and cannot drink any alcohol.
According to dmv.org, if found guilty a third OUI offense is considered a felony with:
- Fine: $1,000 to $15,000
- Jail: 150 days to five years
- Suspension: eight years.