Rust Loses Some Driving Privileges During OUI Arraignment
Defense counsel brought Elizabeth Rust in ahead of the original scheduled June 27 arraignment.
Elizabeth Rust, the Sudbury Department of Planning and Development employee who was cited for her third OUI the morning of May 9, was in Framingham District Court Tuesday morning for her arraignment, eight days ahead of her original arraignment date.
Her lawyer, Seamus L. O'Kelly, brought the case forward today.
According to documents obtained from the clerks office, Rust lost her right to drive other than 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 will be subjected to random alcohol tests. Judge Robert Harbour stated she must also attend two Alcoholics Anonymous meetings a week and cannot drink any alcohol.
Rust crashed her car during the early morning hours of May 9 on Concord Road when she hit two signs and a granite post at the Union Avenue intersection.
According to the police report obtained at the clerks office, Rust told Officer Erin Corey she had recently left Lavender Asian Cuisine and Bar after Town Meeting ended the night of May 8. Rust repeatedly told Corey she worked for the town.
Corey asked Rust if she would take road sobriety tests, and originally agreed. But Rust started to complain of dizziness and was transported to Emerson Hospital.
Corey noted in her report there was a strong odor of alcohol eminating from Rust, that her speech was slurred and her eyes were bloodshot.
At one point, Corey also noted Rust said she couldn't see her despite standing two feet away.
Sudbury police opted to cite Rust rather than arrest her that night due to staffing.
The Sudbury Fire Department was also ordered to release all records regarding the crash from May 9.
Rust was released without bail. A surety of $2,000 was set as a penalty if she misses any hearings. She is due back in court on Aug. 28 for a pretrial conference.
The prosecutor is Dannon Stacer.