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What is That Smell? Virginia Police Arrest Man for DUI and Discover a Dead Skunk

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 […]

By |November 13th, 2012|DUI News|Comments Off|

Mom Sentenced to 27 Years in Prison After Drunk Driving Accident Killed Daughter

Do you think that if you drink and drive you can get away easily without a DUI lawyer? If you do, think again. A DUI is an extremely serious crime and without top legal representation, you may end up suffering severe punishments, including losing your license, having to install an ignition interlock device, being ordered to attend rehab, and worst of all, being sent to prison.

Just ask one Southern California woman, who was recently sentenced to 27 years in prison for a drunken driving crash that killed her teen daughter. Thirty-nine-year-old Judith Ramirez decided to go to a party and have a beer before getting back in her car one night in 2010. She got back in her car and driving drunk, got into an accident that led to the death of 17-year-old Victoria Castro-Ramirez. The woman’s 4-year-old son was also hurt, as well as a 21-year-old family friend.

A Ventura jury convicted Ramirez of two counts of child endangerment, DUI causing great bodily injury and driving with a suspended driver’s license. This wasn’t Ramirez’ first DUI either. She had previous drunk driving convictions.

While this case was particularly tragic, there are times in which motorists who aren’t even drunk or get into accidents are arrested for allegedly driving under the influence. Many times, police arrest drivers under “suspicion of DUI” alone, without any proof the motorist was actually intoxicated. They may claim they saw the individual driving erratically, but that may be due to several other unrelated factors. And since many states allow drivers to refuse a breathalyzer test, the police arrests them anyway thinking they are guilty.

If this has happened to you, rest assured […]

By |October 31st, 2012|DUI News|Comments Off|

Police Arrest Rhode Island Man Twice in Two Hours for Drunk Driving

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 […]

By |June 7th, 2012|DUI News|Comments Off|

Vermont police arrest six drunken drivers over weekend

Vermont Six DUI LawyersVERMONT – 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 […]

By |January 30th, 2012|DUI News|Comments Off|

Wichita police arrest 14 during weekend DUI checkpoint

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.

Your DUI attorney will do whatever it takes to make sure your rights are protected throughout the entire duration of your case. Your paralegal will do everything in their power to ensure that your charges are either significantly lowered or completely wiped away. Regardless […]

By |December 19th, 2011|DUI News|1 Comment|