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“The Voice” Contestant Charged With DUI

A few days ago, Delvin Choice, a former singer on “The Voice” was pulled over by State Troopers and was charged with DUI, driving under the influence, of alcohol and/or drugs.  The arrest happened last Sunday in South Carolina around 2am in the morning.  The smooth R&B vocalist, who made it to the top 12 on season 6 of The “Voice” was hauled into jail and booked with DUI.  Later the 25-year-old singer was released after posting bail to the tune of $1229.50.

According to police this was Delvin’s first DUI offense.

Choice’s father, a Baptist Pastor, eloquently defended his son by telling the media, “We all make mistakes in life.  We learn from our mistakes.”  A simple yet powerful statement, and hopefully Delvin will learn from his mistake so he won’t face any future DUI charges.  But in the meantime, it would be in Delvin’s best interest to hire an experienced DUI attorney to help navigate through his current DUI charge.  Delvin would benefit from reading How To Pick A DUI or Criminal Defense Attorney – Know What Questions To Ask to help ensure he hires the best lawyer for his DUI case.

All Jokes Aside, Comedian Kevin Hart Tells the Truth About His DUI

Stand up comedian, Kevin Hart, made no jokes about his DUI and resisting arrest charges back in April, in fact he told the truth during the arrest, admitting he was drunk driving!

Allegedly, Kevin was pulled over by police for racing along LA highways at speeds of 90 mph and almost colliding into a gas tanker.  He was pulled over and arrested for DUI after failing the DUI field sobriety tests, blowing a .15 breath test result (almost twice the legal DUI limit) and outright telling officers he was drunk!….Silly man, he shouldn’t have convicted himself like that, but I guess there is always something to be said about telling the truth.

In an interview, Kevin said he was charged with resisting arrest because he requested to remove his expensive gold watch from his wrist before officers handcuffed him.  Officers felt Kevin wasn’t being compliant and charged him with resisting arrest…..no wonder cops are called bad names, if they were in the same situation I’m sure they wouldn’t want their $$ blingin watch scratched either.

Yesterday, funny man Kevin took responsibility for his first DUI charge and pled no contest.  He was sentenced to 3 months of DUI alcohol education classes and 3 years of probation.

 

Written by S.O

Seattle Seahawks’ Josh Portis Released from Team due to DUI Charge

Josh Portis, backup quarterback, is already feeling repercussions from the DUI (driving under the influence) arrest he received on “Cinco de Mayo” May 5th.  As of yesterday, the Seattle Seahawks officially announced Portis had been released from the team because of his DUI run-in.  Portis not only threw away his prestigious position of professional backup quarterback but also the $480,000.00 annual salary that went along with it, OUCH!  Josh has yet to play in a professional game.

According to Washington State police reports, on May 5th around 9:30PM Josh Portis was driving 80 mph in a 60 mph zone heading eastbound on the I-90 floating bridge.  Washington State troopers pulled the 2008 Range Rover over for speeding, and when they approached the drivers’ window they reported there was “a strong odor of intoxicants coming from the vehicle” and the driver, Portis, had “watery bloodshot eyes.”  Troopers suspected drunk driving even though the 25-year-old athlete stated he did not have anything to drink and was on his way home from Seattle.   Portis agreed to take the field sobriety tests and refused the DUI breathalyzer test during the DUI investigation.

Josh Portis was arrested for DUI and was taken to the Washington State Patrol headquarters.  While there, Portis submitted two breath tests that revealed blood alcohol concentrations of 0.092 and 0.078.  The legal BAC limit in Washington State is 0.08.  Later Josh admitted to the arresting trooper that he did have tequila earlier that evening and that he lied earlier because he was nervous.  Portis was charged with a misdemeanor DUI.

Portis will need to hire a strong DUI defense attorney for his case, his career is depending on it.  With recent DUI tragedies in the local news, Washington State continues to lower its tolerance and sympathy for individuals who choose to drive drunk including professional athletes.

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