A recent report on celebrity news website, TMZ, states that Motley Crue singer, Vince Neil, had a blood alcohol content of 0.216, almost three times the legal limit, soon after his arrest in June for driving under the influence. Las Vegas police pulled Neil over for weaving in and out of traffic and traveling at 60 mph in a 45-mph zone. Neil then allegedly failed three field sobriety tests and two Breathalyzer tests.
Similar to Nevada law, under California DUI law it is illegal for anyone to drive under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. According to California Vehicle Code Section 23152 (a): “It is unlawful for any person who is under the influence of any alcoholic beverage or drug, or under the combined influence of any alcoholic beverage and drug, to drive a vehicle.” It is illegal for anyone to drive with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent in all states including California.
If you have been arrested for DUI or driving under the influence, remember that you may face serious consequences. Some DUI penalties include fines, a mandatory alcohol treatment program, loss or suspension of driver’s license and possible jail time. Field sobriety tests and blood alcohol tests can be tricky and prone to error. An experienced DUI defense lawyer will be able to challenge these test results on behalf of defendants and help get the case either dismissed or the charges reduced.
If you or a loved one is facing allegations for driving under the influence, please contact the Los Angeles DUI defense attorneys at Sitkoff & Hanrahan by calling 866-430-8383. You need a lawyer with skill, experience and the tenacity to ensure that your legal rights are protected. Call us today for a free consultation and case evaluation.