Monday, January 13, 2014

No ‘magic bullet’ for preventing repeat DUI offenses

Ed Avery at the bus stop on Temple Street. He takes the bus to work at Walmart. Melanie Stengel — New Haven Register

By Charlotte Adinolfi
Register Staff
NEW HAVEN >> The last DUI charge Ed Avery received, he was riding on a scooter.
“I didn’t have a license, but I thought I could drive a scooter,” Avery said. “Since I didn’t have a license, I got a ticket.”
Avery, 58, and now living at the Roger Sherman House, a transitional halfway house for men discharged from the correctional system in New Haven, had lost his license after a charge of driving under the influence in 2004.
He received his fifth and last DUI charge in August 2010.
That September, Avery was sentenced to jail for four years.

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