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Yolanda Foster’s Daughter Busted for DUI

Yolanda Foster’s Daughter Busted for DUI

Seventeen year old, Bella Hadid, got herself in a bit of L.A. trouble by receiving a DUI charge early Tuesday morning.  Allegedly, Bella was driving on Pacific Coast Highway around 4 am when she blew through a stop sign and almost rear ended a L.A. Counties Sheriff’s patrol car.   Reeking of alcohol, officers suspected the young lady was DUI.  The aspiring model’s DUI breathalyzer results revealed a BAC level of .14, nearly twice the California legal DUI limit of .08.  To make matters worse, Bella was driving on a suspended drivers license.  She was arrested for DUI and was hauled off to jail.

Luckily, Bella’s parents came to her rescue.  Reality TV star , Yolanda Foster, came to her daughter’s aid and bailed her out of jail.  Former Dutch supermodel, Yolanda, is well-known for being one of the elite ladies on the hit show Beverly Hills Real Housewives.  Sources also report that Grammy winner, David Foster, step dad to Bella, was also at the police station with his wife Yolanda.

In Washington, a minor DUI is considered a simple misdemeanor, similar to a negligent driving 1st degree.  However,  for a minor to be charged with a minor DUI the breath test or blood test results must be within a range of .02 to .07.  If a minor had a breath test or blood draw above a .07 then the minor would be charged as an adult.

Based on Bella’s BAC results she will be charged as an adult for DUI.  If California is similar to Washington, she could face up to a maximum penalty of 364 days in jail and a $5000 fine.  Don’t forget the license suspension.  In Washington, for a first time DUI offender with a breath test result under a .15 the license suspension would be for 90 days.  The driver would be eligible to drive during the suspension period if they decided to apply for an ignition interlock license.  To get this, the driver obviously would need to get an ignition interlock device installed.

Since, Bella’s license was already suspended her suspension period could last longer than 90 days depending on why her license was suspended in the first place.  In Washington, if she was eligible to reinstate her license but just forgot to then it would be considered a Driving While License Suspended in the 3rd degree.  If she was not eligible to reinstate her license she could be charged with driving while license suspended in the 2nd degree.  In this case, her license will be suspended for an additional year, consecutive to any other suspension she is dealing with.

Good luck Bella, the next step now is to hire a reputable DUI lawyer to fight your case!


Written by DUI defense attorney, David O

Co-Written by Sarah Ann


TV Star Fails DUI Field Sobriety Test…Blames Christian Louboutin

TV Star Fails DUI Field Sobriety Test…Blames Christian Louboutin

Ahhhhhhh, Christian Louboutin, the esteemed high-priced red bottom high heels.  A great heel to make a fashion statement and to wear during an evening out.  However, not a good shoe to wear while taking the DUI field sobriety tests.  No one knows this better than Sunny Cross who failed her DUI field sobriety tests while wearing her Louboutins, telling officers while being arrested that her beautiful heels were the reason she failed the DUI tests.

Sunny Cross, known by MTV viewers for appearing on the first episode of hit reality show “Catfish,” was arrested for DUI (driving under the influence) in Arkansas in January of 2013.  Before her arrest, Sunny was asked to take the DUI field sobriety tests while wearing her Louboutins.  Apparently, the officers were unfamiliar with the difficulty and pain associated with walking in 4-5 inch stiletto high heels.  Needless to say, Sunny failed the tests.

Even when completely sober, the savviest of high heel wearers would have major difficulty trying to perform the clown tricks required by the DUI field tests.  Nearly impossible!

Sunny’s claim has validity to it.  She would have performed the DUI field tests better if she had been wearing a shoe that provided balance and stability such as a sneaker or flat.  Her glammy high heels were at fault!

In addition to failing the DUI field sobriety tests, Sonny blew a .08 into the breathalyzer, and was considered to be an impaired driver.  She was arrested and charged with DUI.   Sunny recently pled guilty to the DUI and was sentenced to complete a 90 day substance abuse program.

Three commonly used DUI field sobriety tests are called The Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (developed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration):

1.  One Leg Stand – In the OLS test, the suspect is instructed to stand with one foot approximately six inches off the ground and count aloud by thousands (One thousand-one, one thousand-two, etc.) until told to put the foot down. The officer times the subject for 30 seconds. The officer looks for four indicators of impairment, including swaying while balancing, using arms to balance, hopping to maintain balance, and putting the foot down.

2. Walk and Turn – In the WAT test, the subject is directed to take nine steps, heel-to-toe, along a straight line. After taking the steps, the suspect must turn on one foot and return in the same manner in the opposite direction. The examiner looks for eight indicators of impairment: if the suspect cannot keep balance while listening to the instructions, begins before the instructions are finished, stops while walking to regain balance, does not touch heel-to-toe, steps off the line, uses arms to balance, makes an improper turn, or takes an incorrect number of steps.

3.  Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus – In the HGN test, the officer observes the eyes of a suspect as the suspect follows a slowly moving object such as a pen or small flashlight, horizontally with his or her eyes. The examiner looks for three indicators of impairment in each eye: if the eye cannot follow a moving object smoothly, if jerking is distinct when the eye is at maximum deviation, and if the angle of onset of jerking is within 45 degrees of center. If, between the two eyes, four or more clues appear, the suspect likely had consumed alcohol.


Witten by S.O



Farrah Abraham’s DUI Defense Attorney Keeps Her Out of the Pokey

Farrah Abraham’s DUI Defense Attorney Keeps Her Out of the Pokey

Remember “Teen Mom” reality star, Farrah Abraham denying she was DUI (driving under the influence) back in March when she was out partying with her sisters for St. Patty’s Day.  And just days after the DUI arrest, Farrah released statements in her defense that she was sick and not drunk, “Because I’m sick, I could not give an accurate breathalyzer test.”

Apparently, Farrah’s DUI defense attorney did not want to use “Because I’m sick..” as the primary defense theory of the case.  Instead, her criminal lawyer is having her plead guilty to the DUI charge on June 20th.

If the judge agrees with the recommendations made by her defense attorney and the prosecutors, Farrah will avoid jail time completely.  Farrah will be placed on probation, have her driving privileges revoked, and pay $5oo.00 in fines.  Another benefit with pleading guilty to the DUI charge, Farrah’s additional criminal charge of disorderly conduct will be dismissed.

For more info. on Ms. Abraham’s DUI arrest, go to my previous blog Farrah Abraham “Teen Mom” Reality Star, Charged with DUI for Being Sick?  


Written by S.O