DUI Lawyer Blog Archives for January, 2012

Virginia DUI Suspect, Sandra Hofstadler, Involved in an Accident Injuring Father and Three Children

January 23, 2012

Unfortunately another repeat offender has tragically hurt others.  Irresponsible actions such as hers increase pressure upon judges to punish those charged with a first offense DUI in Fairfax and Loudoun County.  Furthermore, the Virginia General Assembly may use this as impetus to pass legislation requiring ignition interlock for first time offenders for drunk driving in… Read More »

Mel Gibson DUI Arrest Video is Disputed Evidence in Workplace Discrimination Lawsuit

January 19, 2012

Mel Gibson’s 2006 DUI might be behind him but the reportedly rowdy and profane, not to mention racial epithet-laden, video taken that night is still haunting the Hollywood Star.  L.A. County Sheriff’s Deputy James Mee has requested the release of the video in conjunction with a religious discrimination lawsuit he has filed agains the Sheriff’s… Read More »

Update on DUI Accident Victim, Donna Chen and Her Dog Barney

January 19, 2012

Rescued by a kayaker in the Gulf of Mexico off Siesta Key, Florida, Barney the dog was a lucky survivor of an accident that killed his owner, Donna Chen.  The two had been out for a jog when Blake Talman, on the run from the scene of an earlier accident, lost control of his Nissan… Read More »

Alexandria Crash Kills 8 Year Old, Driver Heads to Court on DUI, Reckless Driving and Manslaughter Charges

January 17, 2012

Brian Hernandez-Chavez and his mother were walking along Duke Street near I-395 over the weekend when 22 year old Victor Aldana is swerved off the road and struck the pair of pedestrians, according to police. Brian, only eight years old, was killed instantly. His mother was taken to the hospital with two broken legs, among… Read More »

DUI Suspect Takes to the Waves to Avoid Arrest

January 12, 2012

Yesterday it was a DUI victim’s dog that was found swimming off the coast of Florida in the gulf of Mexico.  Today the tables (and the coasts) are turned – it is the DUI suspect who sought an escape by sea from the scene of an accident. An as-yet unidentified 28 year old man was… Read More »

DUI Hit and Run Leaves Victim’s Dog Adrift in the Gulf of Mexico

January 10, 2012

A Florida man was out for a leisurely fishing trip in the Gulf of Mexico, near Siesta Key when a very unusual thing happened.  A small brown dog paddled up to the side of his one-man kayak. The dog was clearly injured, so the man pulled him aboard and headed for shore.  He also happened… Read More »

This Just In: You Can Be Charged for DWI While Driving a Forklift

January 5, 2012

In what must have been the slowest police chance ever, in early December Fort Worth law enforcement apprehended 44 year-old Timothy Raines. According to the Star Telegram, Raines, accompanied by his faithful dog and a six pack of beer, hijacked a forklift from a local Holiday Inn hotel construction site and took it on a… Read More »

Too Intoxicated To Get Out of Your Car? Call Onstar!

January 3, 2012

Gary Kietlinski made himself famous recently when he used his OnStar vehicle service to report that he was too drunk to drive – to drunk, in fact, to even open his own car door. The call to OnStar resulted in DWI charged being filed against Kielinski but his attorney suggests that the drunk driving allegation is… Read More »