There are several types of defenses that a Denver DUI defense attorney can establish when you are arrested for DUI. However, consuming beer-battered fish probably won’t make the list. A 75-year-old man in Wisconsin, who was recently arrested for the 10th time for driving under the influence of alcohol, claimed that he had not consumed alcohol, but had eaten beer-battered fish, a local delicacy, before driving.
Police pulled the man over, after spotting him veering across the centerline of the road. They also noticed that he had a broken headlight. However, when they pulled him over, they noted the smell of alcohol, and other signs of intoxication. He told police that he had nine previous DUI convictions on his record. However, he denied that he was drunk at the time, but claimed that he had eaten a few pieces of beer-battered fish just before he began driving.
When police administered an alcohol test, he measured at .062 on the test. That was lower than the legally permissible level of .08%, but because of his previous nine convictions for DUI, he was not allowed to be driving with a blood-alcohol concentration of above .02%. Therefore, he was charged with his 10th DUI.
Denver DUI defense attorneys will receive more calls over the next few weeks as the number of people being pulled over and arrested for DUI increases. More numbers of officers will be stationed to pull motorists over when they’re suspected of DUI. Police will look for any excuse to pull you over, and in this case, pulled the man over because he was swerving between lanes, and driving without headlights on. However, if you are pulled over, it’s best not to make any kind of excuses for your drunk driving, and say as little as possible. Get in touch with a Denver DUI defense attorney quickly.
Often, people panic and start talking too much, believing that if they can convince officers that they are not intoxicated, officers will simply let them go. That will not happen, especially over the holiday season when officers are under pressure to notch up as many numbers of DUI arrests as possible.