A repeat drunk driver caught on camera behind the wheel is in jail tonight after a judge watched a FOX Undercover investigative report in court and revoked his bail.
Scott Green, facing charges of driving with a license revoked because of an OUI, will now wait for his trial while behind bars. The Woburn District Court judge revoked his bail this morning after watching a FOX Undercover story from earlier this week that showed Green behind the wheel even as he faced charges of driving with a revoked license.
Green lost his license for life in 2005 after his fifth drunk driving conviction. Since then he’s been arrested twice for driving with a revoked license.
FOX Undercover began watching him after that latest arrest, and recorded Green behind the wheel on March 26, 16 days after Green was arrested for driving without a license. His first arrest for driving with a revoked license was dismissed on a technicality.
Earlier, FOX Undercover’s Beaudet asked Green, “You have a case pending and we've been watching you and we've seen you driving since your arrest.”
Green replied, “I have not been driving.”
“Well we have you on video driving, Sir,” Beaudet said.
“I have not been driving. I have driver right here,” Green said.
In court, the Middlesex District Attorney prosecutor argued Green should be locked up because of our investigation.
“The Commonwealth is requesting that the court revoke the defendant's recognizance, one because he violated the conditions that he not drive, but two because there's probable cause that a new offense was committed,” prosecutor Ryan Sullivan said.
Several witnesses testified on Green's behalf, including his driver, who was hired after FOX Undercover’s March 26 recording of Green driving. She was asked if she had ever seen Green drive a car.
“No, I haven’t,” the driver replied.
Green’s Bible teacher, Alfred Nesser, testified that he’s never seen Green drink alcohol.
Asked by the prosecutor if he didn’t want to see Green get in trouble, Nesser lashed out, saying, “Trouble is part of our life. Trouble makes a bigger man out of him than you will ever be.”
But Woburn District Court Judge Timothy Gailey ordered Green’s bail revoked, and he was taken into custody.
“His continued operation of a motor vehicle is a danger to the public. And that's why he's not allowed to operate a motor vehicle,” Gailey said.
Green's attorney, Brian Roman, says his client has been sober for 6 years.
“I think the problem with the law is it doesn’t take into account someone who does overcome alcohol and is able to safely operate a motor vehicle on the roadways,” Roman said.
“So why does he keep driving,” FOX Undercover’s Beaudet asked.
“We're contesting the charges against him at this point so I wouldn't want to, I don't have an answer for that,” Roman said.
Green will be in jail in Middlesex County until his pending case is resolved. If convicted, he could be jailed for up to two-and-a-half years. He’s due back in court next month.