Blog Posts in October, 2012

Man Charged with Third DUI

A man in the Bennington, Vermont area has reportedly been arrested and charged with driving under the influence. According to reports, the man is facing his third DUI charge after being pulled over ...

Former Judge Pleads Guilty to DUI

A former judge in the Murray, Kentucky area has reportedly pleaded guilty to the charge of driving under the influence. According to reports, the woman is a first-time offender in regard to DUI. She ...

First DUI Death Resulted in Jail Time + Treatment, Second DUI Sends Man Back to Jail

Although a man had already served time for a DUI that resulted in death in 2004, and went through DUI treatment, he was recently found guilty for a DUI again, as reported by Montgomery Media. ...

Wrongway Driver Arrested for DUI

A driver in the Petaluma, California area has reportedly been arrested for DUI after driving the wrong way on a highway. According to reports, the man was driving the wrong way when he ended up ...

One Year Later: Man Wants To Change Plea as Received 20 Years of Jail Time and Not 7 as Promised

After pleading guilty a year ago to aggravated DUI resulting in the death of a young Golden Prairie resident, a man facing a 20-year prison sentence has asked that a judge to allow him to take back ...

DUI Offender Claims to be Jack Sparrow Before Commandeering Ferry

Alison Whelan is a 51-year-old British woman, but when she was intoxicated she was convinced that she was the iconic pirate from the movie Pirates of the Caribbean. Whelan was on a two-day bender near ...

Woman Receives Lessened Sentence and Forgiveness in Fatal DUI

A 23 year-old woman, on trial for a DUI fatality she caused when she was 18, pleaded guilty in Kane County to a lessened charge of misdemeanor DUI in a plea agreement, as reported by the Daily Herald. ...

Welcome The Law Offices of Douglas H. Ridley to Our Nationwide DUI Defense Attorney Directory

The Law Offices of Douglas H. Ridley is dedicated to representing drivers throughout Simi Valley and the surrounding areas in California with the criminal defense counsel they need in the face of DUI ...

Connecticut Women Arrested for DUI After Drinking Hand Sanitizer

Hand sanitizer normally has a 99 percent alcohol content, which is why it has the ability to kill germs on the skin when it is applied. Recently, a women discovered that hand sanitizer ad driving ...

Attorney Appealing DUI Verdict Based on New Statute

As reported by the Oak Forest Patch, though a 39 year-old man was found guilty of aggravated DUI due to a single vehicle accident that resulted in the death of a 24 year-old man four years ago, his ...

Mike Ditka's Son Faces DUI Charges

Mike Ditka was the former owner of the Bears, and now is the embarrassed father of a son that is facing DUI charges. According to the Sun Times, Mark Ditka, Mike’s son, is 49-year-old. He was ...

Suspended High School Football Coach Faces Ethics Code and DWI Charges

A high school football coach is facing more than a DWI charge, as he has violated his school district's "Coaching Code of Ethics" and will remain on suspension until he again meets the ...

Committeeman Claims his Failure to Take Breathalyzer Test Resulted in DUI

A Township Committeeman claims that he pleaded guilty to DUI due to the media frenzy surrounding his court appearances, and his own failure to realize that his refusal to submit to a Breathalyzer test ...

Man that Chased Car, Resulting in Two Deaths, To Pay $50k Settlement

A man has been ordered to pay $50,000 to the families of two teenagers that were killed, and one that was injured, two years ago in a car accident, as the man had chased them down with his own vehicle ...

DUI Suspect Tried to Hide in Car Wash

If you are suspected of a DUI, then the police can pull you over and issue the proper field sobriety tests and breath and blood tests. In some states, the police must have a probable cause to pull you ...

Misdemeanor, not Felony Murder, in DUI as State Failed to Prove Reckless Disregard

A man has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of DUI resulting in death and driving on a revoked license for DUI, in a plea bargain that got him off the hook for felony DUI resulting in death, as ...