For Immediate Release - March 06, 2008

Driving Instructor Pleads Not Guilty To Operating Under The Influence

A driving instructor pleaded not guilty today in Ipswich District Court to operating under the influence of alcohol.

Daniel Winsky, 52, of 26 Andrew Street, Salem, was allegedly under the influence of liquor while teaching two students to drive on Wednesday, December 26, 2007. Police stopped the vehicle after a call from a concerned citizen. Winsky was in the right front passenger seat when police stopped the vehicle at 2:13 p.m. on High Street in Ipswich.

Judge Allen Swan ordered Winsky not to teach driver education while his case is pending. The judge also issued a bail warning, meaning that if Winsky gets into further legal trouble while this case is pending, he could be held without bail for up to 60 days.

Winsky will return to court on April 24 for a pre-trial hearing. He is represented by Attorney John Morris. Essex Assistant District Attorney Kate Hartigan represented the Commonwealth.