Anyone can suffer from a momentary lapse of judgment. Sometimes those mistakes can be both embarrassing and costly.
A 31-year-old man near Baton Rouge, Louisiana is finding this out first hand. He has been accused of driving to Louisiana State Troop a headquarters while under the influence of alcohol in order to file an accident report.
The man was arrested at headquarters and is now in the East Baton Rouge Parish jail with his bond being set at $1,000.
According to State Police Troopers, the man had called the State Police offices stating that he was the victim in a hit-an-run crash on Interstate 10 in Baton Rouge. Officers told him to come to headquarters in order to file a crash report.
Officials indicate that when the man got out of his vehicle, officers detected the smell of alcohol. They then administered field sobriety and breath tests, which he failed.
Officers booked the man for both DUI and driving on a suspended license.
Any time someone is arrested for DUI, there is a temptation to simply plead guilty to the charge. Having good, solid legal representation on your side is imperative. No matter how it might appear, there may be some factors surrounding a drunken driving charge that may not have been properly handled. That’s when you need someone who knows the law to fight on your side.
Attorney Steven E. Kellis has more than two decades of experience in representing clients on both sides of DUI cases in the courts and he knows the law.
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