- Judge Orders Man Charged with Drunken Driving for the 7th Time Held Without Bail as Public Danger
Judge Orders Man Charged with Drunken Driving for the 7th Time Held Without Bail as Public Danger
Posted Feb 13, 2012 2:21 PM CST
By Martha Neil
A Massachusetts man charged, for the seventh time, with drunken driving is being held without bond as a public danger until trial.
John P. Sawicki, 49, is also charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, after having been found, police said, in its driver's seat, as it sat parked in a driveway in Marlborough with the keys in the ignition, GateHouse News Service reports.
Police also cited multiple reports that the vehicle had been seen driving erratically a short time earlier.
Sawicki's lawyer, Darry Holt, called a social worker from an addiction treatment center as a witness at a Friday hearing in the Marlborough District Court case.
She described Sawicki as a gentle man struggling with alcoholism and bipolar disorder. When not properly treated, he can become manic, she told the judge.