WAKEFIELD — Despite warnings from the judge that he had the right to an attorney, a trial and other opportunities, Bryan C. Luuitsema, 33, of Taftville, Conn., waived his rights and pleaded no contest to a Richmond Police charge of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, blood alcohol content, .15 or greater, readings, .169, .175.
Fourth Division District Court Judge Madeline Quirk at several intervals during his hearing explained to Luuitsema that the charge for driving under the influence carries a hefty fine, up to $1,200 with court costs. She said the implications of the no-contest plea could “significantly affect your life.” He said he didn’t have the time to get in touch with a lawyer or take time out of work. He lost his license for six months, was ordered to complete 10 hours of community service, attendance at driver retraining classes and mandatory fines and assessments.
— A.J. Algier