It is so hard to keep your cool when you are pulled over, especially if you are pulled over on suspicion of a DUI. We have worked with countless people who find themselves facing additional charges because they were aggressive with the arresting officer. It’s always easy to remember to be polite after the fact, but if you were ever to get pulled over in the future, it’s important to be as cooperative as possible. By being cooperative, you could be making things easier for yourself when you fight your DUI charges.
A man from Lake Worth, Florida was arrested for a DUI last Thursday, May 29 and apparently he told the officers that he was an ex-Navy Seal and threatened them.
Police spotted 50-year-old Richard DiPietro driving erratically with a flat tire on State Route 7 near Lake Worth Road. The officers pulled over DiPietro and could easily suspect that he was under the influence. DiPietro’s speech was slurred, he was unsteady on his feet, and he reeked of alcohol.
DiPietro stated that he only had two beers that day and that he drank them hours before the traffic stop.
The officers proceeded to give DiPietro a field sobriety test. DiPietro had trouble following instructions, particularly during the walk-and-turn and one-leg stand tests. After failing to understand the officer’s instructions, DiPietro started making threats against the officer, saying that he was an ex-Navy Seal and he was able to “put a hurting” on him.
DiPietro’s threats didn’t sway officers and they ended up arresting him for a DUI. Not only is DiPietro facing a DUI, he’s also facing charges for resisting an officer and threatening a pubic servant.
Source: Palm Beach Post