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Guilty Plea and Jail Time for Repeat Drunk Driver

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A repeat drunk driver who Fox Undercover caught on camera driving without a license has pleaded guilty in court.

The Registry of Motor Vehicles revoked Scott Green’s license for life in 2005 after five arrests for drinking and driving.

Since then, police have charged Green with driving without a license twice, most recently in March. Green's bail was revoked in May after Fox Undercover found him back behind the wheel yet again.

After Green pleaded guilty in Woburn District Court to the March driving without a license charge, the judge locked him up for a year.

Green’s admission is an about-face for the man who told Investigative Reporter Mike Beaudet in April that he did not drive without a license:

Beaudet: “You have a case pending and we've been watching you and we've seen you driving since your arrest.”
Green: “I have not been driving,”
Beaudet: “Well we have you on video driving, sir.”
Green: “I have not been driving. I have a driver right here.”
Beaudet: “Well I'd like to show you the videotape because you have been driving. Do you think you're above the law?”
Green: “No sir.”

After watching the videotape recorded by Fox Undercover, the judge revoked Green's bail in May.

Green's attorney Benjamin Richard asked the judge to give his client only six months in jail, saying his client hasn't had alcohol in more than six years and only drove to get to his job.

“He made choices that were out of financial need to try and support his family, but those choices obviously ran afoul of the law and registry restriction,” said Richard.

The prosecutor wanted Green locked up for 18 months, but the judge sentenced Green to a year in jail and warned Green never to drive again once he's free.

The judge actually told Green he can't even sit in the driver's seat of a car or he'll go back to jail.

Green will get credit for the two months he's already served, so he'll remain in jail for another ten months.
Once he's out he'll be on probation for three years.

Green has been ordered to stay away from alcohol and undergo alcohol testing to make sure he's not drinking.

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