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3 Big Mistakes made by a Drunk Driver found in Jennifer Aniston’s Yard

A little over a week ago, on Saturday March 14, a man allegedly DUI (driving under the influence) hit a curb and plowed his car through Jennifer Aniston’s yard.  Talk about someone being star struck, or better yet; a star’s yard being struck.  From my legal perspective as a DUI and criminal defense attorney, three major mistakes were made by this alleged drunk driver, which I will elaborate on after sharing the story.

It was reported that Aniston’s security guard immediately called 911 to handle the unusual situation.  Police showed up to the actress’ Bel Air estate a little after 8:30 pm.  Upon questioning, the man told police that he was not the driver of the car, and that someone else had been behind the wheel.  Unfortunately, his claim was quickly shot down due to the un-arguable video footage recorded by Jen’s state-of-the-art surveillance cameras clearing showing the man as the driver.

Police suspected the man of DUI and asked him to take the voluntary DUI field sobriety tests.  Unfortunately, the man agreed to the tests – and needless to say he failed miserably and was arrested for DUI.

From my professional point of view, there were clearly 3 Big Mistakes made by this alleged drunk driver right from the get go;

1. He failed to immediately contact his DUI criminal defense lawyer. When in any type of accident related to drunk driving, or driving under the influence of drugs, the first thing an uninjured person should do is call their DUI criminal defense attorney. Their attorney will be able to provide advice on what to do and what not to do. If you do not have a DUI lawyer’s phone number programmed into your cell phone, do so now; David O Defense (206) 459-6392, we are available 24/7.

2. Don’t talk to law enforcement without your attorney present.  This man tried to talk his way out of being arrested for DUI by saying he wasn’t the driver, however, his statements were proven to be lies and now he could face the additional criminal charge of obstruction.  Additionally, by lying he has tarnished his credibility.  If he would have exercised his right to remain silent, and chose not to talk to cops, he would be in a much better position to defend his DUI charge.  Don’t talk to cops.

3. Don’t agree to take the DUI field sobriety tests, they are voluntary.  The man chose to take the DUI field sobriety tests and he failed, as most people do.  The tests are challenging and can be difficult to pass even when an individual is sober.  Additionally, the tests are voluntary and police must respect an individual’s decision to not take the tests.  By not taking the DUI field sobriety tests, a person is generally in a better position for defending their DUI charge.

It Runs in the Family, Lindsay Lohan’s Mother Charged with DUI

Mother Dina Lohan like daughter Lindsay Lohan or is it daughter Lohan like mother Lohan?  Who knows, but one thing is for sure; alcohol and a Lohan do not mix well … a bad recipe resulting in DUI (driving under the influence).

Thursday night, 50-year-old Dina Lohan was charged with DUI in Long Island, New York after being pulled over for speeding 77 mph in a 55 mph zone.  Allegedly during the stop, police observed visible signs of intoxication and asked Dina to take the DUI breath test to determine her BAC (blood alcohol content).  Dina should have refused this DUI test on the basis it is a voluntary test, however, she screwed up, took the test, and blew a .20 BAC result, twice the legal DUI limit of .08.

Li Lo’s mom was taken to jail where she was charged with speeding and DUI.  She was later bailed out of jail, but it wasn’t Lindsay to the rescue, an unknown source came to the aid of mama Lohan.

Rumor has it Dina has been drinking heavy and partying too much.  Still being a poor role model for daughter Lindsay, who also struggles with alcoholism and has a criminal history of DUI charges.

Dina has court next month and hopefully she will be able to find a good DUI lawyer, Lindsay won’t be able to refer her past criminal defense attorney since she fired her attorney while still owing $300,000.00 in legal fees, see my blog “Defense Attorney Saves Lindsay Lohan Despite Being Fired” for more details on Li Lo’s legal mishaps.

 

Written by S.O

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Lamar Odom Faces Alcohol and Drug DUI Charge

Lamar Odom’s life seems to spiraling out of control due to drug addictions and now he’s added a DUI charge to the chaos.

The 6’10” NBA star and husband to Khloe Kardashian, Lamar Odom, has recently been headlining celebrity news with his concealed two year addiction to crack cocaine.  His marriage to Khloe has taken a toll and now possibly his NBA career may be ending.  With all the negative media attention, the L.A. Clippers decided not to resign Odom for another season despite his successful performance on the court last year.  Now to make matters worse, Lamar was pulled over early friday morning by California State Patrol and was charged with driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.

According the police officers, Odom was driving in a “serpentine manner” (too slow) on the 101 Freeway.  When officers approached Lamar’s Mercedes SUV, they smelled heavy odors of alcohol on Odom’s breath and observed behaviors consistent with heavy drug use.  Lamar failed multiple DUI field sobriety tests and refused to take any DUI breath tests.  The NBA player was arrested, taken to jail, and charged with DUI.

Because Lamar  refused the DUI breath test machine at the police station, his CA driver’s license was automatically suspended for one year.  Lamar has already been spotted by paparazzi ducking down in the back of a taxi cab, most likely heading home after spending a few hours in jail.

Lamar’s life is a little messy right now, hopefully he will get his situation cleaned up and straightened out.  For starters he should hire a solid DUI criminal defense attorney to contest his DUI charge.

 

Written by S.O

David O Defense
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Tel: 206.459.6392
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Email: david@davidodefense.com

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