Rust Loses Some Driving Privileges During OUI Arraignment

Defense counsel brought Elizabeth Rust in ahead of the original scheduled June 27 arraignment.

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.

siobhan hullinger June 24, 2012 at 06:07 PM
@Dr Rosen-rosen - hmm not a medical doctor but a "Dr". Like the artistic sounds: http://doctorrosenrosen.com/music.html
Dr.Rosen-rosen June 25, 2012 at 04:19 PM
Siobhan, free speech doesn't mean you can defame someone which is what Joanne did by saying Beth broke the law. She's been arrested. That's it. Yes, I agree Beth's co-workers and Lavender bear some (but far from all) for allowing a patron to get behind the wheel, assuming she was legally intoxicated. No one knows how much Beth had to drink that night, except her and her colleagues. I'm not a Doctor. If you've seen the movie Fletch, you'd understand my moniker.
Andy G. June 25, 2012 at 05:24 PM
Jill hit it on the head-I, along with many others have been saying this for a while: The problem is Larry O'Brien's et al. His hypocrisy goes to the root of his character which in turn is indicative of the overall problem with having him as Sudbury's leader. Ms. Rust's further use of alcohol and any additional OUI's is a sad story (and also life threatening), but the purpose of this dialogue is not to defame her, but rather to look towards our elitist leadership for answers and recourse. While I certainly care whether or not Ms Rust gets behind the wheel again while intoxicated, if I am with her, I would stop her, unlike O'Brien et all who WATCHED her drink and walk out of a restaurant after hours filled exclusively with "friends".
SkimThreePercent June 25, 2012 at 06:53 PM
Can you imagine how much worse things would be now if Gutch had grabbed the Chairmanship at SPS? Robison is trying the best he can with the hand that he was dealt. Things cannot get any worse.We've really hit rock bottom. Need to clean out some of these appointed officials too. Start with Beth Quirk. go along to get along - translation, totally owned subsidiary of the Town of Lincoln. The problem in large part can be traced back to O'Brien but it goes much deeper than that. It's like a family, he's Sonny. Then there's Fredo, take a guess who that is. Watch out for Fox. Big mistake to strip Larry of liquor licensing as is being discussed and hand it over to another member of the family.
Liz Ryan July 25, 2012 at 11:23 PM
Cruel?? S'cuse me but if hse's down it certainly seems she is responsible for her predicament. She made poor choices. Apparently not once but at least three times (three times caught. I would guess she's been on the road drunk more often that that) Third OUI??? Sorry. No sympathy here from a resident - and mother - in town. She doesn't deserve the privilege of a license.


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