William Foley, Jr.’s license was revoked for 10 years for Vehicular Homicide after he caused an accident in 2001 which killed Christine Griffith, a 27-year-old mother from Randolph, Massachusetts. On Thursday, August 6, 2009, Foley appeared before the Board of Appeal to request a Massachusetts hardship license, which would have allowed him to drive for a 12 hour period each day. After a very emotional and highly publicized Board of Appeal hearing, where the victim’s family spoke out against putting Foley back on the road, the Board denied Foley’s request for hardship relief. The Board denied Foley, in part, because he did not have a legitimate hardship. He could use public transportation to get to work. The Norfolk District Attorney’s Office “strongly opposed to any reduction of the mandatory loss of license.” Foley was a multiple offender with 5 DWI incidents on his Massachusetts Driving Record. Since Foley’s conviction, the Massachusetts Legislature has amended the Vehicular Homicide law by increasing the license revocation period for Vehicular Homicide from 10 years to 15 years.
Note: Mr. Foley was not represented by a Massachusetts Suspended License Lawyer.