IPSWICH, Mass. -- A driving instructor accused of being drunk while teaching a lesson in Ipswich pleaded not guilty on Thursday. Essex District Attorney's Office said Daniel Winsky, 52, of Salem, was under the influence of liquor while teaching two students to drive on Dec. 26, 2007.
A portable Breathalyzer test administered after the car was stopped by police showed Winsky had a blood-alcohol level of .223, nearly three times the Massachusetts legal limit of .08, police said. But those results are not admissible in court. Since police did not arrest Winsky immediately, they did not offer him a formal Breathalyzer test at the station.