Motion to Suppress Evidence to be Made in Elizabeth Rust OUI Case

The Sudbury Department of Planning and Development employee will next be in court on March 11.

Framingham District Court Judge Robert Greco issued a continuance in the Elizabeth Rust OUI case after her attorney, Seamus L. O'Kelly, asked for a motion to suppress evidence Monday morning.

Greco will hear the argument to suppress evidence on March 11.

Greco was also told full discovery of evidence was not complete.

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.

SkimThreePercent February 04, 2013 at 04:41 PM
We don't need no stinking evidence, that's only for the ordinary people.
Sudbury Citizen February 04, 2013 at 05:03 PM
I would like to know if we are paying her to appear in court all these times. She is suppose to be at her desk working on our behalf.
Fan of Wham February 04, 2013 at 05:21 PM
Will the granite marker she snapped in two be presented as evidence??
Sudburytoo February 04, 2013 at 05:41 PM
Is water and noodles from Lavender considered evidence? Staffing issues? Come on people the people of Sudbury are not that stupid. I think this whole thing is going to go away with a little help from friends.
Spirit of 01776 February 04, 2013 at 05:56 PM
She may be working, but it is certainly not on our behalf.
Sudburytoo February 04, 2013 at 06:01 PM
Fan of Wham, You mean the marker that was fixed before anyone even knew there was a problem?
ron darden February 04, 2013 at 10:40 PM
hmmm...Rust plows over curb knocks down granite marker and 2 signs - total damage according to Town (cleaned up by 8am next day) was less than a couple of hundred dollars FOI request to find out damage and get list of DPW workers involved $300?????? The fix is in.... Judge Greco was also told full discovery is not completed...Patch Editor: This is big story - what does defense allege Sudbury police are holding back? What evidence does Rust want suppressed - blood test, police report? -
Thrice Rusty February 04, 2013 at 11:01 PM
I wonder if Good Ol' Beth's SSI card is part of the evidence seeing that she handed it to the coppers when they asked for her license. This whole thing remains a complete embarrassment for the town of Sudbury and will not go away until she is convicted. It's not like this was her first or even second offense. How ridiculous is this whole incident? Please send this dangerous woman to jail and take away her license. Otherwise she may never learn and will just do it again.
Dr.Rosen-rosen February 06, 2013 at 03:22 PM
The DA has the obligation to turn over all exculpatory evidence, and they haven't done so, obviously. Ms. Rust has every right to fight the case as any of you would if you were facing mandatory 5 months jail time. (Mind you her prior offenses were over 20 years ago). Let the jury or judge decide ultimate guilt. She has a constitutional right to her day in court. I know for a fact that she has been very diligent in her recovery/AA efforts and staying sober. She should be applauded for her courage in getting help, not continually denigrated. Most alcoholics have to hit rock bottom to get help. I doubt any of you have ever been subject to this amount of public scrutiny and humiliation. Beth is a wife and mother to two teenage children. Do you not think she's suffering because of this and the possibility of going to prison? C'mon people, try to see both sides of the coin. If she's convicted and sentenced to prison, then she will have to do the time and face the punishment, and all of you should shut the hell up and get a life.
Sudbury Citizen February 06, 2013 at 03:29 PM
And if she gets off and goes DUI again and kills a member of your family, what's your opinion now ?
Dr.Rosen-rosen February 06, 2013 at 03:32 PM
She won't. I would bet my life on it and that of my children. That is how hard she is working her program. Even if she's acquitted the judge could put a IID in her car to prevent her from ever driving drunk again. Simple solution. There's also the risk that you will kill a member of my family driving under the influence. How many times have you driven after having a few drinks? Doesn't take much to get to 0.08 BAC
Sudbury Citizen February 06, 2013 at 03:39 PM
The only thing I see " that is how hard she is working " is trying to beat the charges. If you know her so well then you would admit she has a drinking problem because you said she is working hard on it, then why doesn't she just plead guilty and get on with her life than try to weasle out.
Dr.Rosen-rosen February 06, 2013 at 03:42 PM
You don't need to go to prison for 5 months and lose your job in order to recover...that doesn't help the situation. Treatment, not prison time, is the answer. You obviously have no experience with people suffering from addiction...
Dr.Rosen-rosen February 06, 2013 at 03:43 PM
Why don't you attend some AA meetings and see for yourself....instead of making uninformed comments.
Sudbury Citizen February 06, 2013 at 03:48 PM
So I murder someone but I shouldn't go to jail because I attend treatment ?
Sudbury Citizen February 06, 2013 at 03:53 PM
Ever read about the driver who has a 6th or 8th DUI and finally kills someone. I bet he attended AA meetings and got treatment also. Your friend is on her way, this is her 3rd DUI. The treatment she got after the 1st and 2nd didn't go to well. Why should the 3rd ?
pmotw February 07, 2013 at 08:18 PM
She won't be fired and we all know that. She is "protected". She might retire early with a huge pension though. What difference does it make? Entitlements for everyone!


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