Last week, rapper Too Short was probably feeling pretty good after he and his criminal defense lawyer wrapped up his case by pleading guilty to a DUI charge and in return Short’s other six criminal charges were dropped.
Back in March, Too Short was pulled over by police for suspicion of DUI, during the DUI field tests Too Short tried to run from officers. Short was caught within seconds, cuffed, and placed into the squad car. While in route to the LA police station, officers allegedly discovered Ecstasy in the back of their car, claiming it fell out of Short’s pockets. Too Short denied it was ever in his possession.
Short was charged with seven different charges including; DUI with DUI breath test over .08, resisting arrest, and possession of MDMA (Ecstasy).
Short’s criminal defense attorney negotiated a good package deal for the rapper; Short plead no contest to the DUI charge and all of his other charges were dismissed. He was sentenced to 3 years of probation, fines, and attendance of DUI alcohol education classes. Short’s deal was even sweeter considering he avoided jail time all together even with prior DUI’s on his criminal record.
Here in Washington State, if an individual has a prior DUI on their criminal record and pleads guilty to a second DUI they would at least spend 1 day in jail. See the prior blog What are the penalties for a 2nd DUI Conviction? – Criminal Defense Attorney, David O to see Washington State consequences for a 2nd DUI.
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In all of Scott Disick’s 29 years of life, could it be true, only 1 DUI charge for the “Keeping Up with The Kardashians” reality TV star? It seems so! The daddy of Kourtney Kardashian’s 2 babies, is known for wild nights of clubbing, heavy drinking, and outrageous behavior. However, when it comes to DUI, Scott doesn’t do it anymore! His one and only DUI charge happened years ago when he was under the legal age to consume alcohol.
According to an article on wetpaint.com, a youthful 18-year-old, Scott Disick, crashed his car in Riverhead, NY, just miles away from his Eastport residence. During the accident investigation, New York police officers reported they could smell alcohol on Scott’s breath and had him perform the DUI field sobriety tests. Disick failed the DUI field tests and was taken to jail. Later in court, Scott pled guilty to the DUI charge.
Perhaps Disick learned his DUI lesson early on in life and consciously chooses not to DUI. Or perhaps, Scott’s paid designated driver, his chauffeur, taking him from one night club to the next and then home early the next morning has kept Scott DUI free. What ever the reason may be, Scott Disick has obviously made good decisions about not driving drunk or DUI!
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A sad story, yet powerful portrayal of how devastating driving under the influence “DUI” can be.
According to TMZ. com, on December 8th at 2AM, Dallas Cowboy nose tackle football player, Josh Brent, flipped his Mercedes over into the middle of the street by hitting a sidewalk curb at high speeds while DUI. In the car with Brent was passenger and teammate linebacker Jerry Brown. When police approached the scene they saw Brent pulling the lifeless body of Brown from the smoking upside down vehicle. Jerry Brown was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.
Police suspected DUI. Josh Brent was subjected to DUI field sobriety tests and failed. He was also taken to the hospital where he had his blood drawn to render DUI blood alcohol levels. Blood results have yet to be released to the public. Brent was arrested and booked by police.
Josh Brent has been charged with one count of intoxicated manslaughter and could face up to 20 years of prison if found guilty. Brent has a prior conviction of DUI on his record, while in college he pled guilty to a DUI misdemeanor.
What has been learned from this story? Being convicted of DUI isn’t just simply a slap on the wrist by paying court fees, possible jail time, and losing your license. DUI’s can cause much more devastation; years of jail time, loss of your career and life as you know it, and even the loss of someone’s life.
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