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UPDATED: Uttley Arrested, in Court Today for Probation Violation

An officer saw her drinking alcohol at a local restaurant despite having probation terms that say no alcohol consumption.

UPDATED, 6:15 p.m.: According to Middlesex District Attorney Spokeswoman Stephanie Guyotte, Brooke Uttley was remanded to custody yesterday and will be held until May 8, her next court date.

"Uttley was arrested over the weekend for a probation violation (drinking alcohol). In court yesterday, at a probation hearing, the commonwealth argued that her bail should be revoked and Assistant Clerk Magistrate Matt Day allowed our motion and ordered Uttley held in custody for violating the conditions of her probation."

Original post: Brooke Uttley, the woman who last year pleaded not guilty to motor vehicle homicide, operating to endanger and driving under the influence of alcohol causing serious bodily injury, was arrested this past weekend on a violation of her probation, according to Framingham Police Lt. Ronald Brandolini.

According to Brandolini, the 23-year-old Haverhill resident was seen drinking alcohol at T.G.I. Friday's Friday night by a Framingham Police officer working a detail. After checking to see if she was under order to not drink as part of her pretrial probation, a warrant for her arrest was issued.

Brandolini said Uttley, a former Framingham State University student, was arrested Saturday and will be held until her court appearance today.

Uttley was arraigned last April in Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn on charges of motor vehicle homicide, operating to endanger, and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol causing serious bodily injury.  

She pleaded not guilty to motor vehicle homicide, operating to endanger and driving under the influence of alcohol causing serious bodily injury.

No bail was set. Middlesex Superior Court Clerk Michael Sullivan released the defendant on conditions that she is ordered to stay away and have no contact with the family of the deceased victim, refrain from the use of alcohol, undergo random screens for alcohol, and ordered not to operate a motor vehicle between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m., if her license is reinstated by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles, according to a press release from the Middlesex District attorney Gerry Leone's office

According to authorities, on . Upon arrival, investigators observed a Honda Civic facing north with significant damage. The air bags in the vehicle had been deployed and the vehicle’s rear window was completely shattered. The motor vehicle was unoccupied and it was determined that this was the only vehicle involved in the crash that struck a telephone pole.

While on scene, investigators were notified that three occupants who were in the motor vehicle were inside a nearby residence. They were located and transported to MetroWest Medical Center, where they were treated for their injuries. One of the three surviving victims sustained serious injuries which affected her mobility and caused her to lose vision in her right eye.

Also on scene, authorities located the defendant, who was in the woods behind a tree. Officers observed that the defendant was allegedly unsteady on her feet, her eyes were blood shot and there was an odor of alcohol coming from her breath. She was transported by MedFlight to Massachusetts General Hospital, where she was treated for her injuries.

Authorities alleged that the defendant and the four victims were at the defendant’s apartment in Ashland prior to the crash. It is alleged that the defendant consumed alcoholic beverages before driving the victims back to Framingham State University where they lived on campus. While driving to campus, it is alleged that the defendant was speeding at approximately 65 to 75 miles per hour in a 25-mile-per-hour zone when she struck the telephone phone, which resulted in the victim, Donahue, and a second victim being ejected from the motor vehicle. The defendant’s blood alcohol level shortly after the crash was determined to be .10 percent.

The defendant was cited on Dec. 16 for felony motor vehicle homicide and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol causing serious bodily injury and summonsed for arraignment.

She was arraigned in Framingham District Court on Dec. 21, 2011, where Judge Robert Greco ordered the defendant released on conditions that she stay away from the victims and the families of the victims, refrain from the use of alcohol, ordered to submit to random screens for alcohol, and ordered not to operate a motor vehicle between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. if her license is reinstated.  

She was indicted by a Middlesex County grand jury on March 27.

These charges are allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. The prosecutor assigned to this case is Assistant District Attorney Darina Belot. 

Maureen Hoye McCarthy April 17, 2013 at 11:19 PM
She obviously didn't take the death or her friend or the terms of her probation seriously. Perhaps this is the intervention she needs. Hopefully this time in MCI will give her some perspective,

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