In related news to our post last week, yet another government legal representative finds themselves on the wrong side of the law. As one can see, it can happen to anyone. This time a county sheriff in Idaho was placed on administrative leave after he was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence (DUI). The deputy was pulled over by Boise police while driving his personal vehicle the wrong way this past Sunday. The sheriff allegedly consented to field sobriety tests, but after doing poorly on just one of the tests he elected to cease doing the remainder. The police took the deputy in for a blood test to confirm their suspicions that the deputy was driving under the influence. The Boise police then cited the deputy for DUI. As a consequence of this ‘interaction’, the deputy was, as noted above, placed on administrative leave and will remain on leave until the blood test results come back. As has been made clear over the last couple of weeks, no one is immune from the long arm of the law.
If you or a loved one is accused of DUI (whether a citizen, or not) you should immediately consult with a qualified Seattle DUI Attorney. A qualified and respected Seattle DUI lawyer, among other things, can quite possibly save the aggrieved person thousands of dollars in court and insurance fees, the extent of loss of privilege to drive, and the amount of jail time to be served. We have said it before and will say it again, Washington DUI laws are far too complicated for any ol’ attorney to handle. Be smart and consult with a qualified and skilled Seattle DUI attorney when arrested for an alcohol and/or drug related DUI in Washington State. SQ Attorneys is here to help – (206) 441-1600.