DUI Lawyer Blog Archives for March, 2012

Whitney’s Widower, Former Pop Star Bobby Brown is Picked Up on Suspicion of DUI

March 27, 2012

Coming close on the heels of Whitney Houston’s post-mortem medical evaluation, which showed cocaine in her system at the time of her death, ex-husband Bobby Brown was picked up suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Talking on his cell phone without a hands-free device (and appearing impaired) led officers to pull Brown over. Brown was given, and… Read More »

Update on the Sandra Hofstadler DUI Case and the Yancy Family’s Recovery

March 26, 2012

Dave Yancy, his two children and his niece are recovering after a January 19th incident in Virginia Beach in which they were hit by a drunk driver while they were walking down a driveway in their neighborhood while waiting for a school bus. According to witnesses, Hofstedler tried and pass a school bus that was… Read More »

Varinder Chahal Returns to Court, Faces New Aggravated Manslaughter Charge

March 26, 2012

Springfield resident, Varinder Chahal was involved in an accident in downtown Richmond on February 21st that injured one Virginia Commonwealth University student and killed another. He was arrested on suspicion of DUI (he declined to take a blood or breath test at the time of the accident) as well as felony manslaughter. These initial charges have been… Read More »

Navy Man Acquitted in DUI and Manslaughter Trial May Still Face Military Court Martial

March 26, 2012

U.S. Navy Petty Officer, Richard Freeman has been acquitted on DUI and aggravated involuntary manslaughter charges relating to a July 2009 motor vehicle crash that killed two passengers. Freeman was driving a BMW that crashed into a tree. Freeman was carrying four passengers at the time. Fellow sailor, Cameron Richardson and a nurse, Lauren Kok… Read More »

Chilling Live Recording of Maryland Drunk Driving Crash involving Juvenile DUI

March 21, 2012

The video begins late an night on December 29th, 2011 mere moments before a 90 mile-per-hour crash in Silver Spring, Maryland involving three young women.  The driver of the car had twice the legal blood alcohol  level in her system.  If arrested in Virginia, she would have faced a DUI charge that carries with it a 5… Read More »

Deportation of Illegal Immigrants With DUI Convictions Gathers Support in U.S. House of Representatives

March 19, 2012

Earlier this month, retiring U.S. Congressman Elton Gallegly (R- CA) expressed support in a written statement for the Scott Gardner Act, H.R. 1459, which if passed into Federal law would require the arrest and deportation of any illegal immigrant convicted of drinking and driving. The bill was recently re-introduced by Congresswoman, Sue Myrick (R-NC) and Congressman… Read More »

When Stopped on Suspicion of DUI, Don’t Attempt to Hi-Five the Arresting Officer

March 6, 2012

27-year old Pennsylvanian, Gerald Decker provides a cautionary example.

Famed Indy Racer, Al Unser Jr. Gets Brief Reprieve in DUI Trial

March 6, 2012

Unser, Jr. who is facing DWI charges in Bernalillo County, New Mexico, got word this week that the start of his case will be pushed back to April 12. Unser was arrested in September 2011 and accused of street-racing in his Chevy Suburban at speeds topping 100 miles per hour with a blood alcohol level at… Read More »

DC Police Defend DUI Enforcement, Even Without Breathalyzers

March 2, 2012

Washington, DC Chief of Police, Cathy Lanier is standing firm on the city’s ability to enforce drunk driving laws even though the department’s breathalyzers remain out of commission because of calibration issues with the devices. In fact, the department has been without breathalyzers for almost two years, after problems with the a contractor revealed the… Read More »