Tragedy in the OC
In what is a tragedy this time of year, an O.C. teenager is charged with manslaughter after killing a father and son in a drunk driving accident. Since the driver is 18, he will be charged with two felony counts of vehicular manslaughter.
All Because of a DUI Checkpoint
A wanted bank robber was caught at a DUI checkpoint in Walterboro, South Carolina. Marvin Jerriel Bowens was driving toward a DUI checkpoint when he immediately turned around. As checkpoint officers approached his car, Bowens got out and ran but was soon caught. After realizing that Bowens fit the description of a man who robbed a bank earlier in the day, the police were able to capture the suspect.
Let’s Just Clear Something Up
The Bleacher Report has a story today in which former UFC fighter, Chris Leben, opens up about his DUI arrest. It is an interesting read. However, Leben mentions that he refused a breathalyzer test at the time of his arrest because he heard from someone that you don’t need to submit to one. This is incorrect. The test you are not required to take is the field sobriety test. When you are pulled over, you are required to take a BAC test. If you refuse, you will be charged for a refusal. When the officer asks you to take a BAC test, see if you can request a blood test, as they are more accurate.