Methuen police misled Spanish-speaking drivers suspected of DUI, lawsuit says

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Methuen police officers participated in a traffic stop last year.

After a night of drinking and watching movies with friends, Patricia Pimentel sped out of her friend’s driveway, hit two parked cars, and was arrested and charged with operating under the influence.

At the Methuen police station, she was handed a form in Spanish that said the legal blood alcohol limit is .10 and that a jury would be notified if she refused to take a breathalyzer test.

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