Source : foxprovidence.com
By : Shaun Towne
Category : Matthews Bark
Posted By : Contact the Attorney General
A local attorney who specializes in DUI cases has been sentenced for her second drunk driving offense in less than a year.
Layne Savage, 33, was arrested back in January after police said she hit a parked car on Warren Avenue in East Providence and fled the scene. Police said her BAC was .411 at the time of the incident, which is five times the legal limit. She later pleaded not guilty to DUI and a misdemeanor charge of refusal to take a chemical test.
Savage pleaded no contest in Providence District Court Thursday. The judge sentenced her to 6 months of supervised probation with counseling, a $500 fine, 40 hours of community service, and her license was suspended for 7 months, followed by a year of having an ignition interlock system in her car. She will also need to participate in alcohol counseling.
The judge told Savage she was “catching a break” with the sentence that was handed down.
“I think you’re catching a beak today Miss. Savage, I hope you take advantage of it, I hope you get back to doing the things you went to law school for,” said the judge on Wednesday.
Savage was pulled over in Barrington and charged with DUI in March of 2012 . She was found guilty in August of refusing a chemical test and having an open container of alcohol in the car while driving.