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Florida Drunk Driver Rams Police Officer into Gas Pumps Then Flees, What charges is he Facing?

Ormond Beach, FL- A Florida man is facing a number of charges, including drunk driving after he crashed into a police car and fled the scene.

A Volusia County police officer was at a truck stop on U.S. 1 when he noticed Calvin Robinson was passed out behind the wheel of his car at a gas pump at roughly 4:45 a.m. Saturday morning. The store manager called the police and reported that a driver was very intoxicated.

Robinson’s car door was slightly ajar when the officer arrived and turned on his patrol car’s emergency lights. As the officer got out of his car and approached the vehicle, Robinson became alert and attempted to close his door and drive away,

The officer was able to keep Robinson from closing his door, but he “was able to shift his car in reverse and quickly back up, striking the deputy and pinning him against the gas pumps, which were damaged,” Sherriff’s Spokesman Brandon Haught said, “Robinson then switched gears and sped forward. He rammed the deputy’s patrol car, reversed again and finally drove off.”

The deputy was not seriously injured.

Police in the area pursued Robinson, but had to use stop sticks to flatten his tires. Police reported that Robinson “reeked of alcohol” when they approached him and his eyes were bloodshot. They also fund empty beer cans in his vehicle. So what charges is Robinson facing?

Aside from the DUI, Robinson is facing aggravated battery on a police officer, eluding police, driving with suspended license, criminal mischief and resisting an officer with violence.

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By |October 29th, 2012|DUI News|Comments Off|

Miss Howard Stern Arrested for DUI after Unknowingly Crashing Into A Vehicle

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.

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By |October 22nd, 2012|DUI News|Comments Off|

Do You Believe You Were Wrongfully Arrested For DUI? Turn To A DUI Lawyer For Help

Every day, hundreds of motorists are arrested for driving under the influence, but are they really intoxicated? Several arrests are the result of an officer’s suspicion alone. A police officer might assume someone has been drinking, either because they were driving a little erratically, because the allegedly smelled alcohol inside the vehicle or on the person, or they may even just arrest someone without even questioning them. This happens every single day, and motorists, too afraid to speak up for fear of getting hit with more charges, let it go. We are here to tell you that this is a violation of your rights and you are entitled to seek legal help.

If you believe you were unfairly arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, speak to a DUI lawyer immediately to file a case. What not many people know is that they have a right to refuse blood alcohol tests or breathalyzer tests in several states and without sufficient proof of intoxication, you may not be convicted for DUI. DUI defense lawyers know all the loopholes officers try to use in order to charge drivers with intoxicated operation of a vehicle.  DUI criminal lawyers will not let you suffer punishment for a crime there is insufficient or no proof you committed. They will file a case on your behalf and fight for your rights in court so you can walk away from your case with the best possible outcome.

Don’t let your life be forever impacted by a DUI conviction. Turn to a leading team of DUI attorneys in your area today to discuss your options and ensure your rights are protected fully.

By |October 2nd, 2012|DUI News|Comments Off|

Utah Drunk Driver Crashes Into Home Just Feet Away from Sleeping Children, Has Previous DUI

West Valley City, UT- In an attempt to outrun police, a Utah man suspected of drunk driving lost control of his vehicle and slammed into a home, coming to a stop just a few feet away from two sleeping children.

Right before 1 a.m. a police officer filling up his tank at a local gas station witnessed a man drive his BMW over a curb. The officer approached the vehicle and the man sped off.

The officer alerted other patrols in the area and a police chased ensued. After two blocks the driver, later identified as Jesse Lunt, crashed into a fence then slammed into a residential home, stopping just feet short of two children who were asleep in their beds.

“It was like World War III in my front yard,” the homeowner, identified only as Josh, told the Deseret News. He said that his children were sleeping next to the wall where his home was hit. The accident, however, did not wake his children. Luckily, no one was injured.

Police believe Lunt, who was actually on a date at the time, was intoxicated and later discovered that he had a previous DUI. He is a restricted driver and was required to have an ignition interlock device on any car he drove. The BMW did not have an ignition interlock.

Lunt was charged with DUI, felony fleeing, and resisting arrest.

The woman with Lunt told police that she tried to get him to stop, but he refused.

Police did not mention if they submitted Lunt to a breathalyzer, which is the evidence often needed to prove a driver is intoxicated, without this proof, a DUI can be challenged.

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By |September 21st, 2012|DUI News|Comments Off|

Yankees’ Michael Pineda Arrested for DUI in Tampa

Tampa, FL – Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was charged with DUI in Tampa this morning after a police officer caught him speeding, driving without headlights on and weaving in and out of traffic.

According to the arresting officer, Pineda, 23, “had a fixed gaze and his eyes were bloodshot, watery and glassy.” The officer also reported that he could smell alcohol on Pineda’s breath and that his speech was slurred.

After two breathalyzer tests, Pineda’s blood-alcohol level was found to be .128 and .125, both over the legal limit of .08 percent. He was charged with DUI shortly after 2:30 a.m. and released on a $500 bond around noon.

Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman has refused to comment on the drunk driving incident.

Pineda, who was traded to the Yankees earlier this year, sustained an injury which put him out for the season. He had shoulder surgery and has been living in Tampa to undergo rehab for the injury.

A DUI conviction can change a motorist’s life forever, but luckily, this isn’t always the case. If you have been arrested for driving under the influence, the first thing you need to do is contact a DUI lawyer to file a case.

DUIs can lead to numerous penalties, including losing one’s license, being ordered to install an ignition interlock device, or worst of all, being sent to prison. However, when you have a top DUI attorney on your side, you can rest assured your case will end with the best possible outcome. Your lawyer will investigate the incident and make sure your charges are either significantly lowered or completely thrown out.

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By |August 20th, 2012|DUI News|Comments Off|