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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.
Middletown, RI- A 19 year-old Portsmouth man was arrested twice in two hours for drunk driving on Monday.
Middletown police first pulled over Alexander Alvarnas around 11 p.m.when they saw his drive the wrong way through a CVS pharmacy drive-thru. The officer noticed that his breath smelled like marijuana and alcohol. In addition to failing field sobriety tests, Alvarnas had difficulty staying balanced on his feet. The officer also noticed he had few unopened bottles or liquor in his vehicle.
He was cited for refusing to submit to chemicals tests and the presence of alcoholic beverages while operating a motor vehicle.
He was released from police custody around 1 a.m. He headed back to the CVS parking lot where his car was. An officer in the area was notified that Alvarnas was on his way back to his car. The officer saw him exit the parking lot and head down East Main Road at a high rate of speed and was unable to maintain his lane.
A DUI attorney would have been able to appeal to a court for leniency, but getting a second DUI shortly after a first arrest may get Alvaranas a stiffer penalty.
When the officer pulled him over Alvarnas told him he had just left a friend’s house and was on his to Portsmouth where he lived. He finally admitted to the officer he had just left the police station. This time he submitted to a breathalyzer which showed his alcohol content was .052. He was once again taken into custody and charged with DUI.
Regardless of whether you have one or two DUI charges you will need an effective DUI defense. This requires a highly-skilled DUI lawyer with an extensive knowledge of the laws and judges.
Once you have been charged with intoxicated driving you are advised to hire a DUI attorney immediately so they can begin working on your case, maximizing your chances of reducing or beating the charges.
VERMONT – Six people are going to be in need of a DUI lawyer after being arrested for driving under the influence within just six hours of each other.
According to Trooper Davis Shaffer, one incident involved suspect Tonja Picknell, 30, of Canaan, New Hampshire, who crashed her Ford Focus just before 2 a.m. Sunday. The incident took place on Interstate 91 on the southbound on-ramp of exit 11 in Hartford. She is scheduled to appear in court in Hartford on Feb. 14.
Two hours before that case, Shaffer arrested Adam O’Donnell, 29, of Thetford Center, for DUI after failing to stop for a stop sign on Lake Morey Road in Fairlee. He is due in court in Chelsea on Feb. 15.
A few hours before that, a drunken driver was stopped around 8 p.m. Joy Slusarek, 44, of Pawlet, was cited after being involved a single-car crash on the Danby-Pawlet Road. Slusarek’s vehicle overturned as a result of the incident. She is due in superior court in Rutland on Feb. 3.
Yet another DUI suspect, Howard Johnson, 56, of Burlington, was stopped on Interstate 91 in Brattleboro after authorities were informed of an erratic driver on the highway. He was stopped on Saturday just before 9 p.m. and is due in court in Brattleboro on Feb. 14.
David Boggini, 47, of South Glastonbury, Connecticut, was also stopped while driving an unregistered ATV on Pleasant Street in Ludlow just after 12:30 a.m. Sunday. He will appear in court Feb. 14.
Finally, Jacob Hill, 34, of Manchester, was also arrested for DUI on Sunday just after 1 a.m. He is due in court in Bennington Feb. 13 on a DUI charge, state police said.
If you have been arrested for driving under the influence, the time to act is now. Turn to a leading DUI attorney immediately to file a case. DUI lawyers work diligently to ensure your charges are either significantly lowered or dropped altogether. They will fight for your rights and make sure your case is resolved with the best possible outcome.
WICHITA, Kansas – Fourteen people were arrested as a result of a DUI checkpoint near Old Town over the weekend.
Wichita police are cracking down on drunken drivers as the holidays quickly approach. Officers ran the checkpoint from 10:30 p.m. Saturday night to 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning on Washington, near Kellogg.
According to officers, 14 people were arrested on several charges. Three motorists were driving with a blood alcohol level over2.5 times the legal limit of .08 percent. Three others were cited for open containers, two were minors in possession and one person had a suspended license.
Although driving under the influence rates rise during the holidays, authorities said they were shocked by the high number of motorists that were arrested in just two days’ time. A lieutenant with the Wichita police department believes there were a higher number of drunken drivers due to both Christmas party festivities as well as because of a Wichita Thunder game.
Driving under the influence is a serious crime, punishable with numerous penalties, including having your license revoked, being ordered to install an interlock ignition device and even going to jail. A DUI conviction can also cause you to lose your job and prevent you from getting hired in the future. If you have incurred a DUI, the time to act is now. Speak to a DUI lawyer immediately to contest your charges before it’s too late.
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