MTV’s “Teen Mom” reality star, Farrah Abraham, age 21, was arrested and charged with DUI (driving under the influence) last Monday at 1 in the morning. When police asked Farrah to perform the DUI breathalyzer test, she failed repeatedly until one test finally read .147, almost twice the legal DUI limit in Nebraska. Days later, Farrah spoke out to InTouch defending herself, ““Because I’m sick, I could not give an accurate breathalyzer test, due to coughing and shortage of breath.”
Farrah, mother of 4-year-old Sophia, who had been celebrating St. Patty’s Day with her sisters by sipping on some good ol drinks, wanted to go home around 12:30 AM. Her sisters didn’t want to leave, so Farrah decided to go get the car from the parking lot and pick them up at the front door. According to officials, Farrah made an uncontrolled wide turn and almost rear ended a police cruiser. Police pulled Farrah over and asked her to take the DUI breath test and to perform the DUI field sobriety tests, both of which Farrah failed.
Farrah is adamant that she was not DUI that evening. She continues to believe in magical shamrocks and leprechauns and that she failed the DUI breath test due to illness and flu-like symptoms.
Farrah’s “Because I”m sick..,” defense is not reasonable. Medication could have a slight effect on the DUI breathalyzer’s reading but nothing to the extent of a high reading such as .147. Farrah was most likely DUI, end of story!
Written By S.O
Bad luck for former Colorado Rockies baseball great, Todd Helton, when charged with DUI early Wednesday morning while buying lotto tickets at a local gas station. Prior to Helton’s DUI arrest, an unknown source called the Colorado police to notified them of a black Ford F-150 (Helton’s truck) driving erratically, striking a median, and then parking at a gas station. When police reported to the scene, Helton came stumbling out of the gas station with lotto tickets in hand. According to the police reports, when officers asked Helton if he had been driving the pickup truck, Helton denied damaging the road median and continued with making “spontaneous statements of drinking two igloo cups of red wine.” Todd Helton, who earned 160 million dollars during his baseball career, was arrested and charged with 3 counts of DUI.
Todd Helton issued this apologies to his community and fans; “Last evening I exercised poor judgment and was charged with drinking and driving after driving to a gas station near my house. I am very sorry and embarrassed by my actions. I hold myself to a high standard and take my responsibility as a public figure very seriously. My entire career I have worked to set a positive example for my family and in our community and I fell far short of this standard. I sincerely ask my family, the Colorado Rockies Organization, Major League Baseball and the community to accept my apology.”
Funny he doesn’t mention anything about his lotto tickets…must not have won…booohooo! His mug shot tells the same story of misfortune, check it out!
Written by S.O
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