Monday, August 27, 2012
Massachusetts State Police Troopers also made eight other arrests, including three for unlicensed operation and one for operating a stolen Cadillac.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, August 27, 2012
The following is adapted from a press release from the Massachusetts State Police: Massachusetts State Police troopers arrested 10 drunk drivers during the overnight hours between Friday and Saturday and Saturday and Sunday this past weekend as part of the ongoing Routes 24 and 195 patrol surge initiative. Troopers also made eight arrests for non-OUI offenses, including three motorists who were driving with suspended licenses and another who was driving a stolen 2011 Cadillac Deville. Troopers issued 12 criminal summons, and wrote 283 citations for motor vehicle offenses. Additionally, the State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section conducted a targeted patrol on Route 24 early Friday morning and stopped eight tractor-trailers, …
Friday, August 3, 2012
Anyone that registers a car in Mass. must now hold a license, social security number, or other proof of legal residence. This comes about a month after a Stoughton illegal immigrant was charged for her role in a fatal crash.
The Massachusetts State Senate and House overwhelmingly voted earlier this week to override Governor Deval Patrick’s veto of legislation that prevents illegal immigrants from registering or operating motor vehicles. The legislation, which was initially passed as an amendment, requires any person that registers a car in Massachusetts show a license, social security number, or other proof of legal residence. Currently the Registry of Motor Vehicles only requires applicants to include their name, address, proof of insurance, and date of birth on the application to secure a so-called “X” registration. This amendment to the state budget received additional attention after Auricelli Braga, a 32-year-old unlicensed illegal immigrant from …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
However, Governor Deval Patrick softened language for a law requiring proof of residency in order to register a car, prompting Republican leaders in the State Legislature to seek an override.
Part of the $32.5 billion Fiscal Year 2013 state budget, signed by Governor Deval Patrick on July 8, includes stricter penalties for driving without a license, but the Governor softened language for a law requiring proof of residency in order to register a car. As a result, Republican lawmakers are asking their peers on Beacon Hill for an override. These amendments to the state budget received additional attention after Auricelli Braga, a 32-year-old unlicensed illegal immigrant from Stoughton, was charged for her role in a fatal car crash two weeks ago. Braga was charged with motor-vehicle homicide, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and driving without a license following a two-car crash on Turnpike St. in Canton on June 24 which …