Rochester Deputy Mayor Arrested for DUI


A DUI arrest can happen to anyone, even if you are the deputy mayor of Rochester, New York. Leonard Redon, 62, the deputy mayor of the City of Rochester, was arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) on Wednesday, March 18, 2014.

At around 11:30 pm, troopers stopped Redon for speeding on the I-490 near the Clinton Avenue exit. The officers suspected Redon to be under the influence. They measured his blood-alcohol content which came back at .13 percent. The legal limit in New York is .08 percent. Redon was arrested for DWI, speeding and having an expired inspection.

Redon will have to appear in court on April 8, 2014.

The City of Rochester released the following statement regarding Redon’s DWI arrest:

Deputy Mayor Redon informed Mayor Warren at approximately 1 a.m. and offered his most sincere apologies to both the Mayor and to the people of Rochester. The Mayor met with Deputy Mayor Redon this morning where they discussed his lapse in judgment and possible resignation. After speaking with the Deputy Mayor and learning of his newly diagnosed medical condition which may have affected his decision-making, they jointly concluded that he should take several of his allotted personal days to seek counseling from his personal physician. The Deputy Mayor has no history of alcoholism or previous arrests for DWI or DUI. This information is not intended to minimize the seriousness of the issue in any way.

Mayor Warren said, “While I am very disappointed in this turn of events and the Deputy Mayor’s lapse in judgment, I have accepted his apology. Leonard Redon is a valued member of my team who is doing good work on behalf of the people of Rochester. I know he is sincerely regretful for the embarrassment he has caused for the city, for me and for himself and will take steps to assure that it never happens again.”

“There is an important lesson for everyone here,” she continued. “Drinking and driving is never an acceptable choice. It puts everyone in danger,” she concluded.

Just about anyone can be arrested for a DUI. It’s important to understand that you’re not alone. There is a DUI lawyer out there who can give you the legal help you need during this stressful time. If you’ve been arrested for a DUI, contact a lawyer right away!

Source: 13Wham


Principal Retires After DUI Arrest


If you think a DUI conviction won’t affect your job, think again. No matter what your field, employers frown upon anyone with a DUI conviction and you could find yourself without employment.

Arlington, VA Elementary school principal Jacqueline Smith retired from her position earlier this month after a DUI arrest.

On Friday, March 7, Smith was intoxicated behind the wheel. Apparently, she was weaving in and out of lanes, stopped at a green light, and almost hit a parked car. As a result, police pulled her over.

The cops proceeded to give Smith a field sobriety test which she failed. She was then arrested and taken to the Arlington County Detention Center.

Four days later, Smith announced her plans for retirement.

“I have been grateful for my 21 years in Arlington as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal,” Smith stated. “The support I have received through the years from Dr. Murphy, APS administrators, the School Board, and the many dedicated teachers and educational leaders throughout the county has been greatly appreciated. I want to express my best wishes to the Drew Model School staff, students, and community, and I hope for their continued success as they work to provide excellent learning opportunities for our children.”

Whether or not she was forced to retire is anyone’s guess, but it seems obvious that her DUI arrest had something to do with her decision.

For many professions, your job is on the line if you get arrested for a DUI. This is why you should talk to an attorney before you make any major decisions regarding your career. A DUI lawyer has worked with people in the exact same situation as you and they can help you make the best possible decisions during this stressful time.

You don’t have to go through this alone. Contact a DUI lawyer today. You may be able to keep your job.

Source: ARLNow


Mother and Son Arrested for DUI


A mother and her son are both facing DUI charges in Naperville, Illinois. On March 6, 2014 Dimitriy V. Nosenko and his mother, Natalya P. Nosenko were both arrested for driving drunk.

Around 1 am, Dimitriy Nosenko was driving his 2011 Toyota Corolla when it got stuck in a snowbank on the 900 block of Mill Race Lane.

According to an email from Sgt. Bill Davis, “The other subject, Natalya Nosenko, was at home when she got a call from Dimitriy to come and assist him getting his vehicle unstuck.”

However, police arrived to the scene where Dimitriy “was found to be under the influence, and was arrested.”

Later, Natalya arrived to the scene. According to Davis, “She was also found to be DUI and was subsequently arrested.”

Like mother, like son. That’s a phrase, right?

Dimitriy will be facing 2 counts of DUI and charges for improper lane use. Natalya is also facing a DUI charge along with driving without insurance.

While your parents may be a great support, nothing compares to the support a DUI attorney will give you when you are facing charges for drunk driving. A lawyer can look over your case and give you the legal advice you need to help you avoid jail and save your driver’s license. If you’ve been arrested for a DUI, contact a lawyer today!

Source ABC Local


AZ Arrests 233 Over St. Patrick’s Day Weekend


After a statewide increase in DUI enforcement over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend, the state of Arizona has arrested 233 people on Friday, March 14 and Saturday, March 15, 2014

Among those arrested, the average blood alcohol content was .153 percent. The legal limit in the state of Arizona is .08. Anyone with a BAC of .15 or above is typically charged with an extreme DUI. This means the DUI offender will have to pay even more fines, have a longer license suspension and possibly a longer probation period.

Among the 233 arrests, 205 were misdemeanor DUI charges. 28 were aggravated DUI charges and 81 were extreme DUI.

Learn more about Arizona DUI laws.

The penalties for a DUI in Arizona are tough. As mentioned earlier, the penalties include probation, a license suspension and expensive fines. However, that’s not all. You may also have to attend alcohol education classes, perform community service and even spend time behind bars depending on your case.

If you’ve been arrested for a DUI, it’s important that you seek legal help right away. An attorney can go over your case to make sure your rights are intact. Furthermore, a DUI lawyer can help get your DUI charges reduced or dropped altogether. Find a DUI lawyer today!

Source: AZ Central


School Principal Arrested for DWI


A Texas school principal has been arrested for drinking and driving. However, during his arrest, things got a little interesting when he started cheering for the Eagles.

Brackenridge High School Principal Moises Ortiz was arrested on February 13, 2014. He ran a red light on the southbound US 281 access road at St. Mary’s Street and police pulled him over. The officers could smell alcohol coming from Ortiz’s person and proceeded to investigate if Ortiz was under the influence.

According to the police report, “[Ortiz] stated, ‘Brackenridge, go Eagles, fighting Eagles, I’m so sorry.’” This was in response to a question the officer asked regarding where Ortiz worked.

Ortiz told the officer that he was at a life coaching event earlier in the evening and that he had been at the Quarry Area and at a place known as Jim’s on Broadway and Hildebrand.

Police proceeded to give Ortiz a field sobriety test which he failed and Ortiz also refused to submit to a breathalyzer test. However, officers got a warrant to take a blood test.

In many states, you may have to face additional charges for refusing to submit to a breath test. The penalties include additional fines and a longer license suspension.

If you refused to take a breath test during your arrest, call a lawyer right away. You may be facing serious consequences for refusing and it’s important that you have a lawyer go over your case.

Find an experienced DUI lawyer today!

Source: KENS5


CO to Launch New Anti-Drugged Driving Campaign


In the wake of legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, Colorado is launching a new campaign called “Drive High, Get a DUI”. Its focus is to inform marijuana users that the drug should be treated like alcohol and one should not drive after partaking in the drug.

The campaign will include radio ads, TV ads and posters that will be displayed in marijuana dispensaries.

Colorado has also increased its enforcement to patrol for drivers under the influence of marijuana. As of now, 200 officers from a wide variety of agencies are trained as drug recognition experts. Drug recognition experts, or DREs, are trained to detect if a person is under the influence of drugs. In the case of marijuana, officers are trained to look for enlarged pupils, sense the odor of marijuana, and look for small tremors in the body of the marijuana user.

If you get arrested for driving under the influence of marijuana in Colorado, it is essential that you speak with an attorney right away. An attorney can help you fight your charges to get them reduced or dropped altogether. More importantly, an attorney can help you navigate the complex judicial system. Don’t plead guilty. Fight your charges with an experienced DUI lawyer.

Source: The Denver Channel


Another Florida Officer Arrested for DUI


A Seminole County, Florida police officer was arrested for a DUI this past Sunday, March 2, 2014.

Police spotted Officer Marc Futch speeding and swerving on Orange Blossom Trail. When they approached his vehicle, they noticed his eyes were glassy and bloodshot and they could smell alcohol on Futch’s person.

The arresting officer proceeded to give Futch a field sobriety test and Futch nearly fell over during the “walk and turn” test. Futch later refused to submit to a breathalyzer test to determine his blood alcohol content (BAC).

Futch has been placed on paid administrative leave until the outcome of his criminal case and the completion of an internal investigation.

Futch had been working with the Seminole County Sheriff’s Officer since 2001. He told the arresting officer that this DUI arrest “was going to kill his career.”

It’s true that a DUI arrest can hurt your career. In many cases, you could get suspended from your job or even fired altogether. In order to save your career, you must speak to a DUI lawyer to see what options are available to you. Find an experienced DUI lawyer today!

Source: Orlando Sentinel


Officer Arrested for DUI, Tries to Talk His Way Out of It



A Florida cop is facing DUI charges and a criminal investigation after he was stopped by cops and tried to talk his way out of a DUI arrest.

In Plantation, Florida off-duty officer Albert Coriat was pulled over for making an illegal U-turn. The arresting officer could smell alcohol on Coriat’s person and proceeded to give him the field sobriety test. When Coriat failed, the arresting officer proceeded to arrest him.

However, this is when the dash cam on the patrol vehicle caught Coriat attempting to talk his way out of arrest.

“Metro man. I’m metro,” Coriat stated. “Just let me out, bro. We’re good.”

Coriat went on to say, “I’d help you out, man.”

“If you had stopped me drunk, you would have let me go?” the arresting officer asked.

“No, I would have let you go,” Coriat responded.

“No, I’m sorry, it doesn’t work that way,” the arresting officer said.

Coriat has been relieved of duty.

If you get pulled over by the cops, it’s important to cooperate with them or else you could face charges for resisting arrest.

However, no matter what happens during your arrest, it is essential you hire an experienced DUI attorney to help you with your case. Navigating the judicial system can be tough and there could be a lot of things you don’t understand about what can happen to you after a DUI arrest. A lawyer is here to help. Don’t face your DUI alone. Contact a DUI lawyer today.



Woman Charged with 2 DUIs in 1 Night


Veronica Wynita White did not have a good night this past Saturday, February 22, 2014. The Brunswick County, North Carolina resident was arrested for two DUIs in one night.

At around 2 am Saturday morning, police pulled White over for speeding. According to the police report, the officer could smell an odor of alcohol coming from her and suspected to be under the influence. They proceeded to give her a field sobriety test, which she failed.

Police arrested White and took her to the Brunswick County Jail where she blew a .14 percent BAC on a breathalyzer. Her license was revoked for 30 days. White was later released.

However, at around 4:45 am on Saturday, police pulled her over again. Her BAC was again over the legal limit. In addition to being charged with a DWI, White was also charged with driving while her license was revoked.

Driving on a suspended license can be a serious offense if you were arrested for a DUI. That’s why you should do everything you can to save your driving privileges if you’ve been arrested. Speak to an experienced lawyer who can help you avoid a license suspension or see if you qualify to install an ignition interlock device. An ignition interlock is a device that you blow into in order to start your car. It allows you to keep driving while still carrying out your sentence.

Learn more about ignition interlocks or contact an experienced DUI lawyer today!

Source: WWAYTV3


Good Samaritans Help Stop Drunk Driver


3 good samaritan drivers were lauded in upstate New York for helping to stop a drunk driver.

Paul Kostraba was under the influence and behind the wheel on Monday, February 24, 2014. He ran into an 18-wheeler on Interstate 390 (near Rochester, NY). However, he continued driving.

A few witnesses saw this incident and decided to follow Kostraba at a close distance. One of the drivers, Brianna Cole, called police.

“I thought someone was going to die,” Cole stated.

Kostraba pulled off the highway and the drivers managed to box the van in to prevent Kostraba from going anywhere.

“There was no way for him to move,” Cole said. “He tried to start his car and tried to go again, but he had nowhere to go.”

Police later arrived to the scene and arrested Kostraba. In addition to charges for driving under the influence, he is also being charged with reckless endangerment and other traffic offenses.

Although police were happy that these good samaritans were able to stop this drunk driver, Sheriff Tom Dougherty said that drivers should always call the authorities if they suspect someone is drunk on the road.

“I’m glad nobody go hurt,” Cole said. “Because that’s what my biggest fear was.”

If you get arrested for a DUI, the consequences can be quite severe. You could pay very expensive fines, lose your license and even spend time in jail depending on your case. This is why you should hire an experienced DUI attorney to fight your charges. Find a lawyer today!

Source: NY Daily News


Illinois Ranks High by MADD


The state of Illinois is earning praise from Mothers Against Drunk Driving for its efforts in preventing DUI occurrences.

MADD released its national report last month and gave the state of Illinois 5 stars (its highest rating). The reasoning was due to Illinois’ efforts to have DUI offenders install ignition interlock devices in their vehicles. Furthermore, last summer, the state began requiring ignition interlocks to come with camera to further combat people circumventing the ignition interlock.

An ignition interlock is a device that many states issue to DUI offenders. It allows you to keep driving while serving your sentence.

You plug an ignition interlock into the ignition column of your car. In order to start your car, you must blow into the device. If the device detects alcohol on your breath, your car will not start. You also must take rolling re-tests while on the road.

Many DUI offenders appreciate ignition interlocks because it gives them the opportunity to drive while still fulfilling their sentences. While it can be annoying at times, ignition interlocks are proven as an effective way to reduce the number of repeat offenders.

An ignition interlock device may be an option for you if you’ve been arrested for a DUI. However, the only way to know if its an option is to speak with an experienced DUI lawyer. A DUI lawyer can help you qualify for an ignition interlock so you can keep driving. Contact a lawyer today!

To learn more about ignition interlock devices, we recommend visiting Smart Start of California.

Source: WIFR


Teacher Charged with DUI


A Rhode Island middle school teacher is facing DUI charges after driving into a mailbox on her way home from school.

Christine Clarke, 51, was driving on New River Road in Lincoln, Rhode Island around 3:55 pm on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. Apparently, she lost control of her vehicle and hit a mailbox. Then, she crashed into a snowbank.

When police arrived to the scene, they suspected Clarke to be under the influence. An officer reported a strong odor of alcohol coming from Clarke and Clarke’s eyes appeared bloodshot.

Police also found two empty bottles of vodka in the front seat of Clarke’s vehicle, as well as a coffee cup filled with alcohol.

Clarke was arrested for a DUI, refusing to submit to a chemical test and refusing to submit to a breath test. She is scheduled to appear a the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal on March 10.

There has been no word about the status of her job. Superintendent of Schools Georgia Fortunato told NBC News that the incident was a personnel matter and couldn’t make any comments.

Quite often when a teacher gets convicted of a DUI, he or she could lose their teaching license. In addition to losing your driver’s license, it is all too easy to lose your job after a DUI. That is why you should fight your charges with the help of an experienced DUI lawyer. Find one today!

Source: Turn to 10


NY Mayor Arrested for DWI


The mayor of Owego, NY is facing DUI charges.

Mayor Kevin Millar was arrested for a DUI at 2:20 AM on Sunday, February 9, 2014. He is being charged with a DWI (driving while intoxicated), a DAI (driving while ability impaired), as well as charges for having no front plate.

After he was released, Millar took to Facebook to apologize for his actions. He said he made a serious mistake by deciding to get behind the wheel after having something to drink. However, he did state that his drinking would not hinder his ability as mayor,

“… nor will I let it,” Millar wrote. “I ask and hope the incident won’t deter [my] continuing to serve the residents of the Village of Owego.”

Millar is up for reelection in March. Time can only tell if this DWI arrest will affect his future as Owego’s mayor.

A DWI can be very damaging to your career. You don’t need to be a public figure in order to have a DWI challenge your job-standing or employment opportunities. If you work in the education or medical field, a DWI conviction can result in you losing your professional license.

Your career is one of the many reasons why it is necessary to fight your DUI charges. There is a lawyer out there who can look over your case and help create a defense in your favor. Find a DUI lawyer today!



Over 300 DUI Arrests in CO Over Super Bowl Weekend


There were plenty of DUI arrests to be made in Colorado over Super Bowl Weekend. More than 300 drivers were arrested for drinking and driving over the weekend.

100 agencies statewide participated in the anti-drinking and driving campaign, the “Heat is On”. “Heat is On” took place from January 31, 2014 through February 3, 2014.

A total of 315 drivers were arrested for drinking and driving. This is down from last year where the total number of DUI arrests during the 2013 Super Bowl weekend was 421.

Here are the Colorado cities that had the most arrests:

Denver: 40
Aurora: 34
Colorado Springs: 21

The next “Heat is On” campaign will take place on St. Patrick’s Day weekend from March 14 though the 17.

The consequences for a DUI in Colorado include 1 to 2 years probation, 48 hours of community service, as well as an alcohol evaluation, education or treatment. This is in addition to fines and other fees that you will have to pay. You may also be required to abstain from drinking for 1 year.

If you’ve been arrested for a DUI, it’s important to have an experienced DUI lawyer look over your case. You may be surprised to learn that you still have options after a DUI. You don’t have to go to jail. However, the only way to learn if you have a case is to seek an experienced DUI lawyer.

Learn more about Colorado DUI laws.

Source: Denver Post


Tougher Sentences for Lawmakers? What Do You Think?


Should lawmakers be held to a higher standard when it comes to drinking and driving? An Anne Arundel County, Maryland delegate believes so.

Representative Don Dwyer is currently facing the penalties of a DUI. He was arrested for both a BUI (boating under the influence) and a DUI last year. He is currently serving 30 weekends in jail for actions. He was also sentenced to rehab.

“In my case, the court recognized, the public recognized, members of the legislature recognized and political leaders recognized that as members of the General Assembly, we should be held to a higher standard. I don’t disagree with that. I can tell you both professionally and personally, that I benefited from every sentence that was handed down to me,” Dwyer stated.

Dwyer is currently creating a bill that will require Maryland lawmakers to have mandatory prison sentences if they are arrested for a DUI.

However, Baltimore Delegate Curt Anderson believes not every case involving a law maker should be so cut and dry.

“Every case is different. What you do for one case may be totally inappropriate for another case. We want to leave that discretion with the judges.”

Do you think Dwyer’s proposed bill is necessary for lawmakers who are arrested for a DUI? Is it fair to hold one group of people at a higher standard than others?

Depending on how you look at it, people in other professions are held to a higher standard when they are convicted of a DUI. For example, teachers and people in the medical industry will likely lose their professional license if they are convicted.

No matter what your position, it is always important to get help if you’ve been arrested for a DUI. If you’ve been arrested, find a DUI lawyer today.

Source: Baltimore CBS Local


Local Reporter Loses Job Because of DUI


Rusty Gatenby

If you live in the Minneapolis – St. Paul area, you probably noticed someone missing from your local ABC News (KSTP). Traffic reporter Rusty Gatenby has been dismissed from the station due to his DUI arrest.

Gatenby was arrested for a DUI last month. Apparently, he was arrested just a few miles from his home. At the time of his arrest, his BAC (blood alcohol concentration) measured at .134 percent.

Gatenby had told the “Minneapolis Star Tribune” that he was “very” embarrassed by his DUI arrest. “I’ve had a clean record my whole life,” Gatenby stated. Gatenby also stated, “Right now, I haven’t been convicted of anything.”

Yesterday, Gatenby took to Facebook to confirm that he was leaving KSTP.

He wrote, “Hey everyone … well it’s true … after more than 30 years at KSTP I am moving on. I have nothing bad to say, in fact, I feel truly lucky for the amazing times I’ve had. I challenge anyone to have had more fun at a job than I have. I hope to see you all again down the road. In the meantime, I’m going to take a long long nap.”

As you can see, a DUI can affect your job status. You could be let go from your job depending on your situation. You could also lose your professional license. Furthermore, if you are looking for a job, a DUI can prevent you from getting hired.

This is why it is essential that you hire an experienced DUI lawyer to fight your charges. Click here to find a DUI lawyer near you. Fighting your DUI charges can help save your job.

Source: MediaBistro

UAPD Officer Arrested for a DUI


A University of Arizona police officer is in hot water this morning after being arrested for what is known as a “Super Extreme” DUI.

A “Super Extreme” DUI is not as fun as it sounds. In the state of Arizona, when you get arrested for a “Super Extreme” DUI it means that your blood alcohol concentration was .20 percent of higher. If convicted of a “Super Extreme” DUI, you may have to face 45 days in jail or install an ignition interlock device.

University of Arizona police officer, Sgt. John McGrath, was driving his patrol car drunk on Saturday night, February 1, 2014. He got into a single-vehicle accident. Luckily, he was not injured.

McGrath was arrested for a DUI and later released. He will face four DUI charges as well as speeding charges. He will also be facing a misdemeanor charge of criminal damage.

His patrol vehicle has been towed and impounded.

McGrath has been with the University of Arizona Police Department since 2009 and was recently promoted to sergeant. However, due to his DUI arrest, he has since been placed on investigative suspension.

Getting a DUI can affect your work status, depending on your job and the nature of your DUI. This is why you should hire an experienced DUI lawyer so you can save your job and your driving privileges. Find a DUI lawyer near you and begin building your defense.

Source: KVOA


City Manager Pleads No Contest to DUI Charges


Port Richey, Florida City Manager Tom O’Neill pleaded no contest to drunk driving charges today, January 27, 2014. O’Neill was able to avoid jail time, but the judge did sentenced him to a year of probation.

O’Neill was arrested on misdemeanor DUI charges last summer after he was found sleeping at the wheel of his SUV. His blood alcohol concentration measured more than four times the legal limit. This is O’Neil’s second DUI arrest.

In addition to his probation, O’Neil owes more than $1,500 in required fines and he must attend multiple offender DUI school. He was given a curfew and his license has been revoked for six months. Additionally, his car has been impounded. O’Neill must continue to seek treatment for substance abuse issues, which his attorney says he does so already.

These are the typical consequences an offender usually faces after a DUI. However, in some cases the consequences could be much worse. You could lose your job if you’ve been arrested and even your professional license. This is why it is important to find an experienced DUI lawyer to fight your charges if you’ve been arrested. A lawyer can help you avoid jail after a DUI and can help save your job. If you’ve been arrested, find a DUI lawyer today!


DUI Arrest on a Golf Cart


golf cart

This story proves that you don’t need to be driving a car to be arrested for a DUI. A drunk driver was arrested after driving a golf cart while under the influence on Sunday, January 19, 2014.

Jeffrey Rose of La Quinta, CA was driving his golf cart at the La Quinta Resort/PGA West Club House. He also had a passenger with him. Rose got into a single-vehicle crash, resulting in his passenger falling out of the vehicle.

When police arrived to the scene, they noticed that Rose’s passenger was under the influence. However, Rose seemed to be intoxicated as well. Therefore, Rose was arrested for a DUI.

The passenger was taken to the hospital as a precaution but Rose was taken to the Riverside County Jail in Indio, CA. He was later released on Sunday after a $2,500 bail.

If convicted of a DUI, Rose may have to pay very expensive fines, serve a license suspension and either be on probation or spend time in jail, depending on the judge and the nature of his arrest. Furthermore, Rose would possibly have to deal with a DUI conviction on his record. This could prevent him from getting a job or getting approved for a loan from the bank.

These are consequences that can happen to you if you don’t fight your charges. A DUI lawyer is here to help if you’ve been arrested. A DUI charge can be beat with the help of an experienced DUI lawyer.

If you need help finding an attorney, visit 1 800 DUI Laws today.

Source: NBC Los Angeles

Fire Chief Placed on Leave After DUI


If you think a DUI won’t affect your job, you better think again. A fire chief from Springfield, GA has been placed on leave after being arrested for a DUI.

Springfield Fire Chief Craig Zittrouer was arrested for a DUI on Saturday, January 18, 2014. Zittrouer was also charged with speeding.

City Manager Brett Bennett placed Zittrouer on an administrative leave while he reviews this arrest.

Working in a fire department isn’t the only industry that places people on leave after they are arrested for a DUI. If you work in education or in the medical field, you could also lose your professional license if you are convicted of a DUI.

Your job is important. Nowadays, where it’s difficult for people to find work, it is more important than ever to hold on to your job. However, a DUI arrest really threatens your employment status. That is why it is essential you hire an experienced DUI lawyer to aid you with your charges.

A DUI lawyer will do everything in their power to make sure you don’t lose your job after a DUI. Additionally, a DUI lawyer can help you avoid the other consequences of a DUI including jail, expensive fines, and a license suspension.

Click here to find a DUI lawyer near you.

Source: The Augusta Chronicle