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Second DUI Arrest for Diamondback Broadcaster

By Knowles Law Firm, PLC  Sep. 12, 2012 1:55p

An Arizona Diamondback television broadcaster was arrested last week for the second time in less than two years for DUI. The broadcaster was pulled over by a Scottsdale policeman on the evening of August 23rd for driving with an expired car registration. After talking to the police officer and undergoing field sobriety tests, he was arrested based on probable cause of driving while under the influence. The broadcaster, MG, is a former first baseman for the Chicago Cubs and the Diamondbacks. He was earlier arrested in May of 2011, when pulled over for making an illegal turn. In that incident, his blood alcohol concentration as measured on a breathalyzer test exceeded the state limit of .08 percent. He was convicted and subjected to a license suspension.

Since the recent arrest, the broadcaster has requested an indefinite leave of absence from his job as a color broadcaster for the Diamondbacks. A second DUI conviction of this kind could result in a base fine of $500, surcharges of up to $410, a prison construction assessment of $1,250, an Arizona Extra DUI assessment of $1,250, jail time of 30 to 90 days, community restitution of 30 days or more, a license suspension of one year, an alcohol education and / or treatment program, and the installation of a court-ordered ignition interlock device.

Enlist the Services of a Scottsdale DUI Lawyer

In Arizona, drinking and driving can lead to an enormous disruption in your life and heavy financial consequences. Not every DUI is fair or valid and may be based on the opinions of law enforcement, flawed scientific data, improbable cause for a traffic stop, and other procedural or legal errors. If you are facing a DUI arrest and charge in Scottsdale or the surrounding areas, you should immediately exercise your right to an attorney who focuses on this complex field of law.

The Knowles Law Firm, PLC has been in the practice of assisting those facing DUI for more than 15 years. Attorney Anthony Knowles is a former law enforcement officer who has an in-depth understanding of this legal area. He and his legal team have extensive practical experience with handling every kind of Arizona DUI. Get a review and evaluation of your DUI case by contacting the firm to arrange for a consultation today.

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