For Immediate Release - November 14, 2006

Conviction of Joseph Hines

Cape & Islands District Attorney Michael O'Keefe announced today that a Barnstable District Court Jury convicted Joseph Hines, DOB 6/2/1958 of 153 Hinckley Road, Hyannis, MA of operating under the influence, operating a motor vehicle to endanger, and leaving the scene of property damage, on September 5, 2006 in the Town of Hyannis.

After hearing evidence of the defendant's nine prior convictions of operating under the influence, Judge Joan Lynch sentenced the defendant to the maximum sentence of 2 ½ years in the House of Correction for operating under the influence, 2 years in the House of Correction to be served on and after for operating to endanger and five years probation for leaving the scene of property damage. Additional terms of probation include sobriety and alcohol counseling.

The case was investigated by members of Barnstable Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Tara L. Miltimore.

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