Police reminding drivers to be vigilant after Springfield woman arrested for 5th OUI offense

Hampden County

A Springfield woman was arrested for her fifth OUI in Longmeadow and police are reminding drivers to be vigilant on the roads. 

In Massachusetts, an OUI first offense can result in the suspension of your driver’s license, expensive fines, and jail time. State law finds all first and second OUI offenses to be misdemeanors.

A third offense is a felony. And if convicted four or more times you could be fined up to $50,000 and spend up to five years in state prison.

One driver, who is a mother of four, told 22News, knowing there are drivers with multiple offenses concerns her. 

“I’m always concerned about the safety of my children and myself on the road,” said Kolu Sharpe of Springfield. “I’m not a drinker so I think it’s inconsiderate of someone to take not only their own lives in peril but also to put others in peril.”

The Springfield woman, arrested for her fifth OUI, will be arrainged in Springfield District Court.

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