Judge Extends Elizabeth Rust's Driving Restrictions to Nov. 9

Trial date or a plea could also be determined at that time.

will next be in court on Nov. 9 for a compliance and election hearing, according to documents obtained at Framingham District Court.

On Nov. 9, 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.

Dr.Rosen-rosen September 25, 2012 at 12:53 PM
She's not a three time offender--innocent until proven guilty. I know her personally. She is doing what she is supposed to be doing. Not drinking, working a very active recovery program...quite courageous actually.
SueChap September 25, 2012 at 07:50 PM
agreed JTP. Instead she drains the town resources debating whether or not they found her drunk. How do you think any of her future meetings that involve the Public Safety department will go? Anyone say, AWKWARD?
Edward Stark September 25, 2012 at 08:20 PM
I was driving by that intersection the other day and was trying to imagine just how drunk I would have to be to end up on that island. She must have been pickled! Please tell me that if found guilty she will be let go. I think after THREE offenses termination is more than fair. I don't care if she's rehabilitated. She's had two previous incidents to figure that out.
Edward Stark September 25, 2012 at 09:11 PM
OK Joe you're right, I'm being way to hard on her. Instead let's hire her a chaffer to drive her around when she loses her license. Oh wait we already have an RFQ out where for that.


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