Monday mornings can be lame, knowing the entire work week lies ahead. This past monday morning was especially bad for actor Chris Kattan…15 hour red-eye flight home, crashing his car into a DOT vehicle on the freeway, failing DUI field tests, and then being arrested for DUI. Bad monday!
California highway patrol officers reported they received a call from a source that saw Kattan’s Mercedes swerving across lanes on highway 101. Moments later, Kattan crashed into a Department of Transportation vehicle that was coned in on the side of the freeway. Luckily Kattan didn’t hit any of the DOT crewmen working on the freeway and nobody was inside the parked vehicle.
Chris Kattan, well-known for his skits on Saturday Night Live, admitted to law enforcement that he had taken prescription drugs and it had affected his driving, alcohol was not involved! The Highway Patrol still required Kattan to perform the DUI (driving under the influence) field sobriety tests, of which he failed. Kattan was quite surprised saying I thought I “passed all the tests.” Kattan was arrested and charged with DUI of drugs. Washington State and the State California have the same outlook on DUIs; a charge of DUI of drugs is considered the same offense as DUI of alcohol, penalties remain the same.
Being arrested and charged with a crime can cause a whirl wind of emotions; fear, frustration, humiliation, anger, etc. Kattan was obviously wrapped up in emotion when he recently tweeted to media, “If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say it at all.”
Bad monday… good luck with the rest of your week, Chris Kattan, be sure to contact a knowledgeable, experienced DUI attorney, it will take a lot of weight off your shoulders. Here in Washington State, contact Senior Criminal Defense Attorney, David O, if you have received a drug or alcohol related DUI charge or have been in a DUI related accident, 206-459-6392.
Written by S.O