Man Already Convicted Six Times Pleads Not Guilty To Another Drunk Driving Charge
Judge Allen Swan ordered Wetteland held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing, which is scheduled for August 18. He also pleaded not guilty to operating after the suspension of his license, subsequent offense, and possession of an open container of alcohol
Wetteland was arrested by Amesbury police at about 7:30 Saturday evening near the intersection of Routes 495 and 110. He was stopped after a police officer observed him operating erratically.
If convicted, Wetteland faces up to 5 years in state prison, with a minimum mandatory sentence of 2 years.
The Commonwealth was represented at arraignment by Essex Assistant District Attorney Nathaniel Sears. Wetteland is represented by Attorney H. Ernest Stone.