Posted on November 5th, 2012
On Monday morning in Fresno, a fatal drunk driving accident unfolded on SR-216. A 36-year-old Ivanhoe man was driving north on SR-216 when he drifted into southbound traffic and struck a pick-up truck head on.
The impact of the collision caused the pick-up truck driver, 56, to be pronounced dead at the scene. Both men had to be cut from their vehicles, and the alleged drunk driver was transported by helicopter to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno. The man was placed into custody while at the hospital on the allegations that he was driving under the influence.
The identity of the drunk driving accident victim will not be released until his family has been properly notified. Officers involved in investigating the accident have asked the general public to come forward with any helpful information.
If you have been charged with driving under the influence, you need experienced representation on your side. Please contact the DUI defense lawyers of Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP by calling 760-722-7646 today.
Posted on August 2nd, 2012
In mid-July, professional football player Marshawn Lynch was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence while in Oakland, California. The Seattle Seahawks running back was pulled over after he almost struck two separate vehicles on Interstate 880.
Lynch was given a breathalyzer test, and the results indicated that his blood alcohol concentration was at 0.08, which is the legal limit. He was subsequently arrested and charged with driving under the influence. A breathalyzer test revealed a higher BAC. As such, Lynch was charged with two drunk driving crimes in relation to his arrest.
Last week, Lynch chose to enter a not guilty plea. His arraignment was moved up in order for the evidence in the case to become more accessible. After Lynch’s arrest, he made a public apology to his fans and teammates for his actions.
Please contact the DUI lawyers of Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP, by calling 760-722-7646 if you or someone you know has been charged with a DUI in California.
Posted on June 5th, 2012
Justin Blackmon gained national attention for his football skills when he was playing as a wide receiver for the Oklahoma State Cowboys. He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars, and has yet to sign his official contract.
Blackmon has recently made the news again after he was pulled over and arrested in Stillwater, Oklahoma for driving under the influence. Police signaled the football player to pull his car over around 3 a.m. on Sunday morning, and noticed that he appeared to be intoxicated. According to police, he was speeding and swerving before he was pulled over.
Justin was unable to pass the field sobriety tests, and was taken to the Payne County jail. While he was there, he gave a blood sample, and his blood alcohol content was calculated at 0.24, three times more than the legal limit. He was booked, and charged with an aggravated DUI.
If you have been convicted of a felony DUI, you need experienced representation on your side. Please contact the felony DUI lawyers of Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP by calling 760-722-7646 today.
Posted on May 30th, 2012
Alabama State Troopers have issued a driving under the influence charge to Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley.
Fairley, a first round draft pick in 2011, was pulled over in Mobile after he was driving 100 miles per hour at 1 a.m. Sunday morning. He was charged with a DUI, open container violation, reckless endangerment, and not having vehicle insurance.
Fairley was processed, booked, and then released by 9 a.m. the same day of his DUI arrest. The NFL player is also facing other charges stemming from an April arrest. Those charges are in regards to drug possession.
Driving under the influence can carry serious consequences. If you are in need of representation, please contact the DUI defense lawyers of Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP, by calling 760-722-7646 today.
Posted on May 15th, 2012
Tori Vance was 16 years old when she was crowned the 2010 Miss Arizona Teen USA winner. Two years later, at the age of 18, Vance is in the spotlight for a different reason: driving under the influence.
Vance was driving in Los Angeles on Cinco de Mayo when she failed to make a U-turn in the correct area. A Los Angeles police officer pulled over the young beauty queen and asked her to participate in a field sobriety test. She went through the common functions of a field sobriety test and allegedly failed.
She was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. Vance has yet to make a public statement about her arrest, but according to sources, she still has plans to take part in the Miss California 2013 pageant.
If you believe the field sobriety test that was performed in your DUI case was not legitimate, please contact the DUI defense lawyers of Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP, by calling 760-722-7646 today.