Five pages of incidents give an inside look into Ale Moultrie’s 28 years on the road. Dating back to 1985, Moultrie was found at fault in three car accidents, issued seven speeding tickets, and was cited six times for improper equipment or inspection sticker issues. That doesn’t include the 2012 deadly pedestrian accident in West Springfield.
“I spent 25 years in law enforcement,” Attorney Charles Dolan, Moultire’s legal counsel, said. “I’ve seen far far worse. I don’t take it to be anything except for what it is.”
Dolan says no prior incidents shed light on this week’s accident.
“There can be many reasons for the entry and many circumstances surrounding any kind of entry on a driver’s history. That doesn’t necessarily mean anything,” Dolan said.
Moultrie was found not responsible for the 2012 deadly accident. Springfield Police say anytime there is a serious accident, it’s part of the investigatory protocol to pull someone’s driving record. Detectives are still investigating Tuesday’s crash, but for public safety reasons, worked with the registry of motor vehicles to suspend Moultrie’s license pending the outcome of their investigation.
“There has to be some basis for that suspension,” Dolan said. “You just can’t suspend it because somebody is in an accident.”
Police have confirmed that moultrie was not under the influence tuesday. Dolan says he’s a hard working man who twice may have been in the wrong place, at the wrong time.
“It’s a tragedy, and unfortunately someone lost their life,” Dolan said. “That can never be changed. He is very devastated by the incident.”
Dolan recommended that Moultrie seek some sort of counseling to help him deal with two incredibly traumatic experiences. Witnesses of Tuesday’s accident are cooperating with police. Their reports could play a major role in the investigation, because police say there were no surveillance cameras in the area that captured the accident.