Elizabeth Rust to be Arraigned on OUI Charge on June 27
Clerk's office confirms incident from early morning hours of May 9.
Elizabeth Rust of the Sudbury Department of Planning and Community Development department will be arraigned on June 27 to face an OUI charge from the night of May 9, according to the Framingham District Court Clerk's office.
Sudbury Patch received the information just after 12:30 p.m. on Monday.
A message left for Rust in her office seeking comment was not immediately returned. A person who answered the phone said she was out for the day.
The Sudbury Police Department cited Rust for an OUI, her third, after allegedly driving over the island near Concord Road, striking two signs and colliding with a granite post the morning of May 9.
According to Lt. Scott Nix, the female driver and Sudbury resident, now identified as Rust by the court's clerk office, was taken to Emerson Hospital in Concord with non-life-threatening injuries.
It was also alleged the operator had come from Lavender Asian Cuisine and Bar, which was cited later that night for hosting patrons past the allowed time as is stated in the town's licensing regulation.
Nix said an arrest was not made due to a lack of staffing that night.
"An arrest would have reduced staffing further for an unknown amount of time," he explained in a previous article. "The assessment was made by the supervising officer to take that route due to staffing. It was not a budget issue."
Nix also said the criminal driving history was not known until the accident was cleared.