Commonwealth v. ZagwynAnnotate this Case
The Supreme Judicial Court reversed the judgment of conviction in this case as to negligent operation and affirmed the judgment of conviction of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence, holding that the evidence was insufficient to support Defendant's conviction of negligent operation.
On appeal, Defendant argued, among other things, that the trial judge erred in denying his motion for a required finding of not guilty because the evidence was insufficient to support the convictions. The Appeals Court affirmed Defendant's convictions. The Supreme Judicial Court reversed in part, holding that, under the circumstances of this case, the evidence was insufficient to warrant a finding that Defendant actually operated his vehicle in such a way as to endanger the lives or safety of the public when there was no other evidence of negligent operation.