ORLEANS — A 29-year-old Orleans man was sentenced to a year in the Barnstable County Correctional Facility after pleading guilty to his third OUI in Orleans District Court on Wednesday.
Richard Johnson was found guilty of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, but three other counts were dismissed, including negligent operation of a motor vehicle, disorderly conduct, and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. He was given 23 days credit for time served.
According to a report in court records filed by Orleans police Sgt. David Freiner, he and Orleans police Officer Daniel Elliott responded to Industry Way in Orleans at a little after 5 p.m. on Aug. 23 after receiving a report of erratic operation of a motorcycle and a fall off that motorcycle.
The two officers found Johnson pushing a motorcycle as though he was trying to hide it, Elliott wrote in his report. He bore evidence of a fall, dirt on his clothes and blood from some cuts. He was not cooperative, the officers wrote, and when he appeared to be readying to throw a punch they took him down and handcuffed him. Johnson allegedly refused a breath alcohol test but did permit a blood test after he'd bled on officers and told them he had HIV and hepatitis C.