NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. — A Northborough 17-year-old charged with drinking and driving back in April was sentenced to a year's probation Friday in Westborough District Court.
Benjamin Field was pulled over April 14 after driving over the solid white fog line on a Northborough street, according to court records. In a report filed by Patrolman Ryan Caneen said Field had "an odor of alcohol, bloodshot eyes, and admitted to consuming alcohol."
Police said Field's blood alcohol level was 0.07 percent. After arresting Field, police searched his vehicle and found an open bottle of whiskey. In addition, a query to the Registry of Motor Vehicles revealed that he had no license.
At his arraignment, Field was charged with OUI liquor, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a marked lanes violation and being under 21 and possessing liquor. Field admitted to the facts of the first three charges, though he was found not responsible for the marked lanes violation. Sufficient facts were also found for the last charge, which was continued to Aug. 13.
In handing down sentence, Judge Robert Gardner also ordered Field to stay in school, do his homework and household chores and take his prescription medications.