Massachusetts District Court Standing Order 4-83: Summonsing Breathalyzer Operators
(Applicable to the Westborough Division)
Whenever defense counsel in a trial for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol desires to have the testimony of the police breathalyzer operator at trial, a request must be made to the district attorney's office at least 48 hours in advance of the trial date, or a summons issued as for any other witness.
Because the Commonwealth can establish a prima facie case without the breathalyzer operator, a continuance will not be granted because of his or her absence unless this procedure has been followed.
Adopted effective December 1, 1983.