Posts Tagged ‘Blood Alcohol Content’
What happens after repeat DUI offenses? Jail time, at least for one motorist. A Whatcom County man has been sentenced to four years in prison following his seventh DUI arrest. The suspect was driving his motorcycle drunk and crashed, injuring his 70-year-old fiancée.
The accident occurred back in February, when Warren Joe McCutchen, 64, picked up his fiancée from her wheelchair and placed her on the back of a 1992 Kawasaki motorcycle outside his home on Waldren Drive. McCutchen had been drinking, and witnesses reported he was swerving as he was driving. McCutchen failed to stop at an intersection, lost control of the motorcycle and crashed, leaving his fiancée with leg injuries.
A blood alcohol content test revealed McCutchen’s level at was blood alcohol content was 0.21 percent, almost three times the legal limit. He pleaded guilty this week to vehicular assault, two counts of driving under the influence and two counts of driving with a suspended license.
McCutchen was ordered him to serve four years and five months in prison for his seventh DUI offense.
Have you been recently arrested for driving under the influence? There are many times in which motorists are arrested without having truly been intoxicated. If you believe this has happened to you, seek help with a DUI attorney to discuss your options and file a case.
DUI lawyers do everything in their power to help you have your charges lowered or possibly dismissed altogether. If your attorney uncovers that there was insufficient evidence in your case to convict you, rest easy knowing that you will walk away from your case with the best possible outcome.
For more information on filing a claim, contact a DUI lawyer in your area today.
WAYNESBORO, VA – Waynesboro officers thought they were just going to question a random DUI suspect. They expected the driver to reek of alcohol, but they had no idea they would also smell something else – skunk.
According to Sgt. Brian Edwards with the Waynesboro Police Department, a witness who had been driving along Interstate 64 noticed a 1990 Chevrolet Lumina crash into a guardrail without stopping. The witness reported to police that the motorist kept going and was driving erratically.
Police caught up to the suspect in a Plaza Azteca parking lot on Windigrove Drive around 2:30 p.m. When officers approached the vehicle, they smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from the driver, Efrain Moreno Alvarez, 40, along with the foul stench of skunk.
Officers said there was a plastic bag hanging from the rear windshield at the back of the vehicle with a skunk inside. Alvarez told police he had killed the skunk and was trying to dispose of it when he was stopped.
After failing field sobriety tests, Alvarez was arrested for driving under the influence. According to Edwards, Alvarez’s blood alcohol content was .15 percent – nearly twice the legal limit of .08 percent.
Driving under the influence is a serious charge, punishable with several penalties, including expensive fines and fees, losing your license and worst of all, jail time. If you have been arrested for driving drunk, turn to a DUI lawyer immediately to contest your charges in court.
DUI attorneys do whatever they can to make sure your case ends with the best possible outcome. They will investigate the incident and if they uncover that you were charged without sufficient evidence against you, they will not rest until your charges are dismissed.
Contact a DUI attorney today to file a case.
Waynesboro, VA- We’ve all heard of being drunk as a skunk, but what about being drunk with a skunk? When Virginia police stopped a Waynesboro man for drunk driving, they detected more than the odor of an alcohol, they also noticed a horrible musky odor.
On Sunday about 2:30 p.m. witnesses called the police to report that a driver had struck a guardrail on Interstate 64. But the driver continued driving erratically until police caught up with him and pulled him over in local shopping center, according to WHSV, local ABC affiliate.
When police approached the vehicle, they noticed that the driver Efrain Moreno Alvarez smelled strongly of alcohol, but that was the only strong smell they detected; the officer also noticed his van smelled suspiciously like a skunk.
After further investigation, the officer realized that Alvarez had the body of a dead skunk hanging from his rear windshield wiper which was on despite the fact it wasn’t raining.
Alvarez was asked to submit to a field sobriety test, which he failed, and was taken into custody for suspicion of intoxicated driving. A sobriety test revealed that his blood alcohol content was .15, twice the legal limit.
When the officer inquired about the dead skunk Alvarez said he had killed it because it was getting into his chicken coop. Alvarez was looking for a place to dispose of the stinky carcass when police pulled him over. This story is just as unusual as the man who blamed his DUI arrest on his pet squirrel.
Though this story is kind of funny, a DUI isn’t. This charge has a long term affect, it can cause you to be sentenced to jail or lose your license. You could also be passed over for a job with a DUI conviction on your record, that’s why it’s important that you retain a DUI attorney and try to beat the charges.
Chattanooga, TN- Andrea Ownbey, reigning Miss Howard Stern is in trouble again, facing charges of DUI and drug possession after she unknowingly crashed into another motorist.
The arrest took place earlier this month on October 8th in Chattanooga, when Ownbey slammed her car into a Jeep, totaling it.
The man driving the Jeep told TMZ that Ownbey came “flying out of nowhere,” and rear ended him.
A police officer in the area heard the crash and when he arrived on the scene, he found Owenby behind the wheel of her car, trying to put her cell phone back together. The police report states she appeared intoxicated and smelled of booze, according to TMZ.
The responding officer stated in his report, “[Ownbey] was not aware that she had been in a traffic crash.”
The officer said that Ownbey admitted to drinking to glasses of wine before driving. She was taken to a hospital for medical clearance where she was given a breathalyzer. Her blood alcohol content was .178, twice the legal limit.
Police also found a bag with prescription pills and marijuana in it; they also found a pipe. Her charges include DUI, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession while driving.
Ownbey said on her Facebook page that all charges were dropped except for the DUI. She has the chance to stop a conviction for intoxicated driving but it will require a strong defense.
When a person’s freedom is on the line, a DUI attorney will use their skills to build an effective case eith the goal of avoiding a conviction or pleading to a lesser charge. With expert legal advice, a DUI offender can avoid a harsh penalty.
These days, anyone can get a DUI. Some people may get arrested for driving drunk because they had just one beer while others, like this Connecticut woman, choose a, well, not so normal beverage to get intoxicated on, like hand sanitizer.
Yep, you read it right. A 36-year-old city woman was arrested and charged with DUI after admitting to having consumed half a bottle of hand sanitizer and nearly crashing her car into two a parked vehicle that was pulled over for a traffic violation.
Middletown Police officers had been investigating another incident when Jennifer Amanda Wilcox sped past them and her vehicle spun out of control. She nearly collided with the car that the officers had pulled over.
When an officer came up to her vehicle, he said he smelled alcohol but Wilcox denied having consumed an alcoholic beverage, so the officer issued a sobriety test, which she failed. Wilcox later admitted to drinking half a bottle of hand sanitizer. That must have been some hand sanitizer because a breath test registered .1764 and .1577 blood-alcohol content – twice the legal limit of .08 percent.
Needless to say Wilcox was charged with driving under the influence, but this isn’t your average, run-of-the-mill DUI charge. While this particular incident is a bit odd, there are many motorists that are charged with driving drunk on a daily basis without just cause. If you believe you are one of them, seek legal counsel with a DUI lawyer immediately to contest you charges.
DUI lawyers will make sure the charges against you are either significantly reduced or wiped out altogether, especially if you were arrested on suspicion of DUI alone. Call to schedule an appointment with a DUI attorney today to discuss your options and file a case.