Everett Man Convicted of 7th OUI


EVERETT – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Everett Chief of Police Steven Mazzie have announced today that Steven Byrnes, 53 of Everett was convicted of operating under the influence of alcohol, threatening to commit a crime and disorderly conduct by a Middlesex Superior Court Jury on June 28, 2017. Following a bench trial today, the defendant was found guilty of operating under the influence of liquor, 7th subsequent offense.


Judge Elizabeth Fahey sentenced the defendant to four years to four years and a day at a state correctional facility on the operating under the influence charge. Judge Fahey also ordered the defendant be placed on three years probation from and after his committed sentence with the conditions that the defendant not consume any alcohol and that he submit to random alcohol testing twice a day, he was also ordered to complete an alcohol evaluation and follow up treatment. The defendant was also ordered not to drive and to complete anger management.


At approximately 2:20 p.m. on November 28, 2016, Everett police received a report of a parent who was intoxicated near an Everett School. Upon the arrival of the police Mr. Byrnes became agitated and began yelling at the officers and threatened an individual at the school. The officer noticed a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on Byrnes’ breath and that he was slurring his words. 


Steven Byrnes was then placed under arrest and after being booked, was released from the Everett Police Department.


On the same day at 11:43 p.m. a 911 call was placed by a family member of the defendant reporting that Byrnes was believed to be intoxicated and that he just left his home on a yellow motorcycle. 


Everett Police Officers subsequently observed the motorcycle make several turns and noted that the bike was “all over the place”. Police ultimately stopped the motorcycle on Linden Street in Everett. Once stopped Byrnes did not comply with orders to get off of the bike. Officers noted a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage, glassy eyes, and that Byrnes was swaying side to side while standing.


The Assistant District Attorney assigned to this case was Julie Kunkel. The Victim Witness Advocate was Kristen Chamberlain.

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