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Colts Owner Jim Irsay Arrested For DUI

Colts Owner Jim Irsay Arrested For DUI

jim irsayJim Irsay, owner of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts, was arrested for DUI on March 16, 2014 in Carmel, Indiana. In addition to his DUI, Irsay was also charged with possession of a controlled substance and faces a total of 4 felony counts. The incident occurred Sunday when police spotted Jim Irsay stopping on the roadway, driving at a slow rate of speed and failing to use a turn signal. In a press release, Lt. Joe Bickel of the Carmel Police Department said that Irsay “failed several roadside field sobriety tests“.

According to Bickel, “multiple prescription drugs were discovered in pill bottles“, however, the drugs found were not associated with any prescription bottles in Irsay’s vehicle. The Colts have officially issued a statement, saying “The Club continues to fully support Mr. Irsay but must refrain from commenting further at least until formal charges have been filed“. Jim Irsay has long since admitted to an addition problem with prescription medicine. In 2002, Irsay said that his dependency on prescription pain medications came after several years of orthopedic procedures and operations, which led to extensive bouts of chronic pain. Upon being released from jail Sunday afternoon, Irsay tweeted a message of thanks to his supporters.

If you have been arrested for driving drunk, contact an experienced and skilled Indiana DUI attorney for legal assistance.

Posted on Wednesday, April 2, 2014

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Austin Man Arrested For DWI After 0.0 Breathalyzer Test

Austin Man Arrested For DWI After 0.0 Breathalyzer Test

larry davisLarry Davis was arrested for driving while intoxicated(DWI) back in 2013 after a breathalyzer test showed his blood alcohol content (BAC) level to be 0.0%. The incident occurred in Austin, TX, when Davis was pulled over in his Buick on a routine traffic stop. When the police asked Davis if he had been drinking that night, he repeatedly insisted that he only had one beer. Despite his claim of only consuming one beer, Austin police believed Davis displayed signs of alcohol intoxication and placed him under arrest for DWI. Unfortunately for Davis, despite having blown a 0.0% breathalyzer test, he still spent the night in jail.

Davis’ attorney said that he was simply shocked that his client was even arrested for DWI after this circumstances. Davis also agreed to submit a blood test, which also came back negative, in addition to the breathalyzer and field sobriety tests. Davis has been fighting the arrest in court for a year now, however, Austin police have stood by the arrest citing their “take-no-chances” policy. Austin police say that it was the one leg stand test Davis performed that made them suspicious. Austin police say that Davis “needed his arms for balance” during the sobriety test and with regard to the clean blood test, they suggested that marijuana could still have been in his system without showing up on the test. Davis is currently trying to have his arrest record wiped clean and plans to file a grievance against the officer that arrested him.

Do you think the Austin Police Department made the right call? Or should Larry Davis have gone home that night?

If you have been arrested for driving drunk, contact an experienced and skilled Texas DWI attorney for legal assistance.

Posted on Friday, February 28, 2014

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3 Doors Down Musician Todd Harrell Arrested For DUI, Again

3 Doors Down Musician Todd Harrell Arrested For DUI, Again

todd harrellTodd Harrell, bassist for popular rock band 3 Doors Down, was arrested and charged with DUI on February 18, 2014 in D’Iberville, Mississippi. According to police, Harrell was found “slumped over the steering wheel” of his vehicle, which was stopped at an intersection. Police say that Harrell “showed signs of impairment and was arrested and charged with 2nd offense DUI“. No other vehicles seem to have been involved in the incident.

This is actually the second time Todd Harrell has been arrested for DUI. In April 2013, Harrell was arrested after a deadly DUI incident and charged with vehicular homicide. The 3 Doors Down bassist was speeding in Nashville, Tennessee when he clipped a pickup truck, sending it crashing down an embankment and killing the driver. After the fatal incident, Harrell admitted to police that he had mixed hard cider and prescription Xanax before getting behind the wheel. That case is still pending.

If you have been arrested for driving drunk, contact an experienced and skilled Mississippi DUI attorney for legal assistance.

Posted on Friday, February 28, 2014

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Former SNL Actor Chris Kattan Arrested For DUI

Former SNL Actor Chris Kattan Arrested For DUI

chris kattanChris Kattan, a former member of Saturday Night Live, was arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) on February 10, 2014. The incident occurred on the 101 Freeway in the Van Nuys area of California. Kattan was allegedly seen swerving in and out of lanes before the crash occurred at approximately 2 am. No life threatening injuries were reported as a result of the accident but the 2011 Mercedes Benz did sustain major front-end damage after slamming into the back end of a work crew’s truck.

The crew was working on a guardrail when Kattan collided into the truck. Fortunately, none of the crew were seriously injured. According to police, Chris Kattan failed a series of field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI. County records show that the SNL star was released from jail after posting bond the following morning. Kattan posted a message to his Twitter account following the incident, saying “I just got back from a 15hr flight after touring out of the country. I was exhausted. The Police were so kind. I’m lucky nobody was hurt“.

If you have been arrested for driving drunk, contact an experienced and skilled California DUI attorney for legal assistance.

Posted on Thursday, February 20, 2014

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Wrong-way Drunk Driving in California Kills 6 People

6 Killed by 21-year-old Drunk Driver

Three people have been identified from the early Sunday morning wrong-way crash which killed 6 people. The California Highway Patrol tweeted the picture shown which shows the wreckage involving three vehicles. The female driver who caused the crash was reportedly driving the wrong way down the freeway and hit another vehicle head-on. Two of the victims were 24-year-old women and one of the victims was a 47-year-old man. Olivia Culbreath, 21, has been arrested for suspicion of felony DUI and felony manslaughter. She is in serious but stable condition at the L.A. County Medical Center with a broken femur and a ruptured bladder.

Witnesses reported that Culbreath was driving over 100 miles per house. Someone tweeted after the crash that one of the six victims was Culbreath’s own sister. The L.A. Times reported that calls to police were “pouring in” about a vehicle driving the wrong way.

If you have been arrested for drunk driving, contact a California DUI attorney as soon as possible.

Posted on Monday, February 10, 2014

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Justin Bieber Tests Positive For Marijuana And Xanax After DUI

Justin Bieber Tests Positive For Marijuana And Xanax After DUI

justin bieberJustin Bieber was arrested for DUI on January 23, 2014 after police caught the young singer drag racing in Miami Beach, Florida. Now, a toxicology report shows that Bieber had both prescription medication and marijuana in his system at the time of his arrest. The prescription medication found as a result of the voluntary urine sample is allegedly Alprozolam, or Xanax. The incident occurred around 4:30 am on Thursday and police say that Justin Bieber was very “cocky” and “talkative” during the arrest.

According to police, Bieber quickly confessed to having consumed weed, prescription drugs and alcohol prior to racing his Lamborghini that night. Police also say that while Bieber was sitting in the back seat of the cruiser, they noticed a strong odor and claim that the singer “reeked of marijuana“. A DUI Test Report shows that Justin Bieber told police, “Yeah, we were smoking all night at the studio“. Authorities claim that Bieber also had “extreme difficulty” completing a breathalyzer test back at the police station and quickly became agitated when police asked him to take the test again. The two tests did show Bieber’s blood alcohol content (BAC) level to be .014% and .01%.

If you have been arrested for driving drunk, contact an experienced and skilled Florida DUI attorney for legal assistance.

Posted on Friday, January 31, 2014

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Waxhaw Mayor Daune Gardner Pleads Guilty To DWI

Waxhaw Mayor Daune Gardner Pleads Guilty To DWI

daune gardnerDaune Gardner, Mayor of Waxhaw, North Carolina, plead guilty to driving while impaired (DWI) on January 21, 2014. After striking a plea deal, Gardner was sentenced to 12 months unsupervised probation, 30 day suspended sentence, a suspended driver’s license with limited driving privileges and 24 hours of community service. Even though Daune Gardner has plead guilty in the case, she has no plans of stepping down as the town’s mayor, even after two Waxhaw commissioners called for her resignation.

Gardner was arrested on June 10, 2014 after an officer witnessed her car crossing the center lane several times. In her report, Officer Kaitlin Robillard said, “The driver had moderate odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from her breath, had slurred speech and red glassy eyes“. Gardner was taken into custody briefly but released after signed a written promise to appear in court. On the day following her arrest, Daune Gardner appeared at a town meeting to apologize to her staff, board and community.

Although the breathalyzer test showing Gardner’s blood alcohol content (BAC) level to be .18%, it was deemed inadmissible by the judge. In a statement following the incident, Gardner promised to follow “proper legal process” and that “the system must be allowed to work for me just as it would for any one of you.”

If you have been arrested for driving drunk, contact an experienced and skilled North Carolina DWI attorney for legal assistance.

Posted on Monday, January 27, 2014

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Man Arrested For DWI At McDonald’s Drive Through

Man Arrested For DUI At McDonalds Drive Through

mcdonalds signOn his way to possibly get a Big Mac, Clifton Lee Baker was arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) at a McDonalds drive through on December 22, 2013. The incident occurred in Burlington, North Carolina when Baker tapped the car in front of him at the drive through lane. According to Assistant D.A. Brooks Stone, Baker attempted to flee the scene but was apprehended by a sheriffs deputy nearby. Upon taking a breathalyzer test, police found Baker’s blood alcohol content (BAC) level to be .20%, more than twice the legal limit.

Before his arrest, Bakers ex-girlfriend reported that he drove into her yard and proceeded to beat on her door with a tire iron before eventually leaving and heading to McDonalds. According to police, Baker already had his licensed revoked prior to the McDonalds incident due to another DWI charge. An Alamance County Judge originally sentenced Baker to a year in prison for injury to real property, DWI, domestic criminal trespassing and driving with a revoked license but a Superior Court appeal got Baker a suspended sentence instead. Bakers attorney argued that a suspended sentence would allow Baker to spend weekends in jail and still be able to support his daughter. Baker received 2 years probation in addition to paying a $500 court fee and will spend 23 weekends in prison.

If you have been arrested for driving drunk, contact an experienced and skilled North Carolina DWI attorney for legal assistance.

Posted on Friday, January 17, 2014

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Man Arrested For DUI With Lethal BAC Levels

Man Arrested For DUI With Lethal BAC Levels

levi carterLevi Carter, a 28 year-old man from Iowa City is lucky to be alive after police arrested him for DUI with a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of .467%. Lethal BAC levels usually fall between .40% and .50%. The incident occurred on January 3, 2013 when police say Carter hit a street sign and fled to his home. It was the passenger in Carters vehicle that told police Carter may have been too drunk to drive Friday night that eventually led them to his home.

Carter was allegedly speeding at the time of the incident, reaching speeds of 55 mph in a 25 mph zone. When police arrived at his home, they found him smelling strongly of alcohol and barely able to stand on his own, two symptoms of alcohol intoxication. Police also said that Carter was talking to people not in the room and could not successfully complete any field sobriety tests. An initial breathalyzer test showed Carter to have a lethal BAC level of .467%, however, upon receiving another test, the breathalyzer machine simply showed an error message.

If you have been arrested for driving drunk, contact an experienced and skilled Iowa DUI attorney for legal assistance.

Posted on Friday, January 17, 2014

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Colorado Rockies Owner Charlie Monfort Pleads Guilty In DUI Case

Colorado Rockies Owner Charlie Monfort Pleads Guilty In DUI Case

charlie monfortCharlie Monfort, Colorado Rockies co-owner, plead guilty to DUI on January 3, 2013 and was sentenced to 24 months of supervised probation. In addition to his probation, Monfort will also have to participate in several sobriety Monitoring programs. After his sentencing, Monfort told reporters outside the courtroom that he was “deeply remorseful” for the incident and with regard to his alcohol “disorder” said that “everyday is a battle“.

Charlie Monfort was arrested for DUI on November 5, 2013 after a routine traffic stop. Police say that Monfort was stopped for speeding, driving approximately 41 mph in a 30 mph zone. The incident occurred at 9:30 p.m. and police found Monforts blood alcohol content (BAC) level to be .284%, more three times the legal limit of .08%. Immediately following his arrest, Charlie Monfort released a statement saying, “I’m extremely disappointed in myself for the decision I made to drink and drive and the potential risk I caused to other innocent people. I do understand the seriousness of my behavior and the issues that I am facing and I’m committed to do what’s necessary to deal with my problem“.

If you have been arrested for driving drunk, contact an experienced and skilled Colorado DUI attorney for legal assistance.

Posted on Friday, January 17, 2014

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