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Elizabeth Rust OUI Case Continued to Dec. 21

A compliance and election hearing was scheduled for Nov. 9.

will next be in court on Dec. 21 for a compliance and election hearing after a judge agreed to continue the case on Nov. 9, according to documents obtained at Framingham District Court.

On Dec. 21, the court will determine whether the Sudbury Police Department has complied with its discovery of the case. Attorneys will then discuss a possible trial date. Rust's lawyer, Seamus L. O'Kelly, could also plead out at that time.

Until then, Rust's driving restrictions have been extended.

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.

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 clerk’s office, Rust told Officer Erin Corey she had recently left Lavender Asian Cuisine & 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 emanating 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 2 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.

The prosecutor is Dannon Stacer.

JJoseph November 13, 2012 at 04:43 PM
I am perplexed! It seems that 8 months is an awful long time to have an OUI hearing. I know someone who had their third OUI and it took all of about 20 seconds to lose the right to drive immediately for more than a year and severe penalties on top of that.
Thrice Rusty November 13, 2012 at 05:55 PM
Let's also not forget that Ms. Rust was so intoxicated that she didn't know the differene between a drivers license and a social security card when the officer asked her for identification.
Liz Ryan December 27, 2012 at 08:26 AM
Take away her license and replace her.

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