Greenfield man sentenced to more than 3 years in jail after 8th OUI offense

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A Greenfield man will spend more than three years in prison for his eighth offense of operating under the influence of alcohol.

The Northwestern District Attorney’s office spokeswoman Mary Carey told 22News 55-year-old Robert Hughes was sentenced to three and a half to four years in state prison after being convicted for his eighth offense of operating while drunk.

Hughes was arrested after police were called to the Leyden Woods apartment complex for reports of a man falling off his scooter on June 20.

Carey told 22News officers found the 55-year-old covered in blood, standing next to a damaged motorized scooter. He was slurring his words, smelled of alcohol and refused medical help, Carey added.

Hughes is said to have eight previous records of OUI convictions including four in Massachusetts, three in Wyoming and one in New Hampshire.

He was held without the right of bail after his arraignment on “dangerousness statute,” Carey said.

Hughes was given 148 days of credit towards his sentence, reflecting the time he was held in jail pending trial.

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