Passenger disabled by drunk driver; driver charged with OUI MISD, received CWOT? MA

Asked almost 2 years ago - Worcester, MA

Passenger, sleeping in car, contacted MA AG director victims; investigation showed police excluded passenger when filing reports. How to stop this from happening again?

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  1. Henry Lebensbaum

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    Answered . It happens and there is not much you can do except maybe contact the investigating cop.



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  2. Anthony Rao

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    Answered . Your question really is ¨How do you make certain that the police do a full and proper investigation?¨ The answer to that question is very complicated, and not necessarily a legal question. However, I would start by contacting the Chief of Police of the city or town where the incident occurred.

    Frankly, however, I highly doubt the police will change their practices based upon the facts as you have presented them. There are subjective reasons as to why the police may not interview every witness to a crime. Moreover, if the passenger was asleep, I am certain the police made a sound decision that there was no need to ask him/her about an accident the passenger did not witness.

    Good luck,
    Anthony Rao, Esq.

  3. Christian K. Lassen II

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    Answered . Can't prevent it from happening again, but the passenger should be added to the accident report, thus, get in touch with the policeman who did the report.

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  4. George Costas Andriotis

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    Answered . Call the officer to amend the report adding the passenger.

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