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Darwin DUI Awards

Napa DUI Attorneys Occasionally See Some Dumb Moves Resulting in DUI Arrests or Complications That Were Avoidable With Just a Little Thought:

Stupid BoysAccording to Wikipedia, the Darwin Awards are a tongue-in-cheek honor, originating in Usenet newsgroup discussions circa 1985. They recognize individuals who have contributed to human evolution by self-selecting themselves out of the gene pool due to their own (unnecessarily foolish) actions.

The ever-growing list below mostly does not include actual death or sterilization like the true Darwin Awards, but rather is a sampling of behavior that thoughtlessly called police attention to a DUI which otherwise would have gone unnoticed, or behavior that unnecessarily aggravated a situation with a heightened degree of carelessness, and regrettable results, brought to you by your Napa County DUI lawyer in order to encourage you to think first before acting foolishly if at all possible, or to make you feel better about your comparatively uneventful Napa DUI arrest.

All entries below are third party news stories containing allegations, not proven facts, linked and summarized here to provoke thought and discussion; in other words, everyone is innocent unless and until found guilty.

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Man Crashes into Police Cruiser, Flees Down Dead-End Street

According to the Santa Rosa Police Department, a Santa Rosa resident, 18, was arrested by Sonoma County police for suspected drug DUI, evading, and hit/run, after allegedly failing to stop at an intersection, hitting a police cruiser, whereupon a high-speed police chase ensued, but the driver turned onto a dead-end street, crashing into a fence at the end of the road.

Napa DUI lawyer: In most cases, you should avoid crashing into a police car and then driving off, but if you do, then it's never safe to try to get away in a high-speed chase down a dead-end street.

Man Steals Coors Beer Truck in Boxers, Ditches Truck, Flees Across 6-Lane Freeway

According to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, a transient, 46, was arrested for suspected DUI, vehicle theft; allegedly wearing only American flag boxers, he stole a Coors beer truck idling in front of a liquor store, ditched it behind a McDonalds 3 miles away, left all the beer, ran across 6 lanes of Highway 101, where police found him hiding behind a bush near a freeway overpass.

Napa DUI lawyer: In most cases, you should avoid drawing attention to yourself by committing a crime in just your boxer shorts, stealing a vehicle so easy to spot from the air, but if you do so, never run across a 6-lane freeway and hide behind a bush

Man Runs Over Himself Trying to Flee Police

According to Fairfax County police, a Virginia man "ran over himself," arrested for suspected DUI after attempted traffic stop, police chase, driver stops but allegedly forgets to shift his vehicle before jumping out, and gets hit by his own car while trying to run.

Napa DUI lawyer: In most cases, you should avoid trying to run from police who are chasing you, and you should always place your car in "park" before exiting.

Man Smashes Head-On into Police Cruiser

According to the Marin Independent Journal, a Mill Valley man, 34, was arrested by police on suspicion of DUI after a head-on collision into an oncoming Marin County sheriff's patrol car, just one week after a Fresno woman allegedly did the same thing.

Napa DUI lawyer: In most cases, you should avoid calling attention to yourself by crashing into a police car, especially when occupied by an officer.

Woman Smashes Head-On into Police Cruiser

According to the Fresno Bee, a Fresno woman was arrested on Friday night on suspicion of drunken driving after allegedly crashing head-on into a police car, the Sanger Police Department reported. Around 11:35 p.m., a 24-year-old woman allegedly hit Officer Erik Pasillas, who was inside his car in the 600 block of J Street. The officer was stopped, and the woman allegedly sped up and hit his car head-on.

Napa DUI lawyer: See above.

Oregon Man Arrested for DUI After Calling 911 to Report Stolen Marijuana

According to the Associated Press, Oregon police charged a man with DUI after he called 911 to report his marijuana stolen, but the dispatcher couldn't understand him because he was vomiting on the road. The 21-year-old man told dispatchers that someone had broken into his truck and stolen cash, a jacket and a small amount of marijuana while he was at a tavern in Salem. He called 911 again to complain that deputies had not arrived, but the dispatcher had trouble understanding the man because he was driving and stopping several times to vomit.

Napa DUI lawyer: In most cases, absent a true emergency, you should think twice about phoning the police if you are intoxicated or otherwise involved in illegal activity.

Sonoma Woman Arrested for DUI After Calling Police For Help Tracking Stolen iPhone

According to the Sonoma News, when a 27-year-old Sonoma woman left her cellphone in the bathroom of a Plaza bar, someone apparently offered it a new home in an apartment complex in the 700 block of First Street West. The woman tracked it there via its built-in GPS and called police. An officer arrived and discovered several apartments at the address and, given the early morning hour, he declined to rouse all the residents. The cellphone owner became boisterous and belligerent, prompting the officer to ask how she had arrived at the apartment complex. She said she drove. The officer conducted a field sobriety test, the woman registered a .109 blood alcohol level, and was cited for DUI.

Napa DUI lawyer: see comment above.

Iowa Man Arrested for DUI After Calling 911 to Report He was in a Fight

According to Fox28, police received calls that a man was in a pharmacy smelling of alcohol and had been in a fight with two other men in the parking lot. While searching for the man, police said he called 911 to report the fight. Police said dispatchers were able to map his location while he was on the phone. He told dispatchers that officers could find him waiting in a lawn chair at his residence. He allegedly tested .28 breath alcohol and was arrested for DUI.

Napa DUI lawyer: see comment above.

Connecticut Woman Arrested for DUI After Calling Police to Report a Faulty Car Battery

According to New Caanan News, a woman called police to report she was having trouble with her car and needed a new battery. The responding officer noticed that her vehicle was running at the time, in neutral gear, and that she appeared to be intoxicated. She was later arrested on suspicion of DUI.

Napa DUI lawyer: In most cases, absent a true emergency, you should think twice about phoning the police to assist with an inoperable car battery if you are intoxicated or otherwise involved in illegal activity, particularly if the car battery appears to be working just fine.

Pennsylvania Man Arrested for DUI After Calling Police to Report He Does Not Want a DUI

According to the Lebanon Daily News, a 23-year old man was arrested on suspicion of DUI after calling 911 to report he had had too much to drink. He pulled into a business and vomited on the pavement. He then called 911 to report that he had had too much to drink and did not want a DUI. An ambulance responded, and he was uncooperative with them, police said. State police troopers then responded and arrested him.

Napa DUI lawyer: In most cases, absent a true emergency, you should not call the police if you do not want them to respond to your location.

Wisconsin Man Arrested for DUI After Calling Police to Report Himself DUI

According to WSAW, a 21-year old man called 911 just before 9 p.m. to turn himself in for drunk driving. He told the dispatcher he was driving and wanted to go to jail. The dispatcher asked him to stop driving. Officers located him and took him into custody for 1st offense DUI.

This isn't the first time a situation like this has occurred. A 29-year old Merrill Woman Was Charged with 2nd DUI after she drove up to a deputy's squad car and said "I've had way too much to drink and I should not be driving. Her field sobriety test showed she had a blood alcohol level of 0.15.

A Woman Was Charged with DUI after she called 911 to report that she was driving drunk. The dispatcher told her to pull her vehicle over, and she complied. She waited for a deputy to arrive with her hazard lights flashing. She allegedly failed field sobriety tests, and a preliminary breath test showed she had a blood alcohol content of .19.

Napa DUI lawyer: In most cases, absent a true emergency, you should safely pull over and call a taxi or a friend or loved one rather than the police if you suddenly decide you should not be driving because you are too intoxicated.

Husband & Wife Arrested for DUI the Same Night: Intoxicated Husband Drives to Jail to Bail Out Wife

According to the Star Tribune, a deputy stopped a female driver, who had allegedly almost hit several construction barrels. A breath test showed her blood-alcohol to be .098 percent and she was arrested. Authorities allowed her husband, who appeared intoxicated, to call a cab. At about 3 a.m., he entered the detention center's lobby to bond his wife out of jail. The same deputy who arrested the wife came to the lobby and, when questioned about how he got to the jail, the husband claimed the cab had brought him. Dispatch employees told the deputy no cab company brought anyone to the detention center. The husband was arrested. A search turned up keys to a Dodge pickup parked in the jail's parking lot.

Napa DUI lawyer: In most cases, absent a true emergency, you should not drive to a jail or police station to bail out a friend or loved one if you are drunk yourself.

Husband & Wife Arrested for DUI the Same Night: Intoxicated Wife Drives to Jail to Bail Out Husband

According to the New York Daily News: a woman allegedly drove intoxicated to jail to bail out her husband who had been arrested earlier in the night after police found his abandoned vehicle crashed into a snowbank with the engine running. Police say that when the wife arrived to pick up her husband from the jail, she appeared intoxicated at the front desk and the police arrested her. They later found her pickup truck, littered with empty beer cans and wine bottles, parked in a spot reserved for police vehicles.

Napa DUI lawyer: See comment above.

Husband & Wife Arrested for DUI the Same Night: Intoxicated Husband Drives to Wife's DUI Accident Scene

According to the Trentonian, a woman allegedly rear-ended the car in front of her that was trying to make a left turn onto Parkside Avenue. Police arrived at the accident and arrested her on suspicion of DUI. Roughly 20 minutes later, her husband arrived at the scene of his wife's accident. He was also allegedly under the influence of alcohol as he was driving to the scene. Both have been charged with driving under the influence and received various traffic citations.

Napa DUI lawyer: In most cases, absent a true emergency, you should not try to come to the rescue of a DUI episode if you are drunk yourself.

Two Lutheran Pastors Charged with DUI After One Drives Up to Aid the Other Stuck in Snow Bank

According to inforum.com, a Fargo Lutheran pastor slid his vehicle into a snow bank and got stuck. After police had already arrived at the scene, another pastor from the same church also pulled up to help the first pastor get out of the snow bank and had contact with police. Both men were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Napa DUI lawyer: See comment above.

Oregon Man Arrested for DUI, Hit & Run After Posting Facebook Message: "Drivin drunk ... classic ;) but to whoever's vehicle i hit i am sorry. :P"

According to the Oregonian, police were investigating a hit and run of a sideswiped vehicle and a second damaged car. Later that day, an officer got a phone call from someone who wanted to share a Facebook posting which read: "Drivin drunk ... classic ;) but to whoever's vehicle i hit i am sorry. :P" A second "friend" also called police. At the 18-year old's home, police allegedly found a vehicle with damage consistent to the damage done to the two vehicles involved in the early morning hit and run, and pieces belonging to the man's vehicle left behind at the scene of the crash. He was arrested and taken to jail where he was accused of two counts of failing to perform the duties of a driver.

Napa DUI lawyer: In most cases, absent a true emergency, you should think twice about posting anything anywhere online which might tend to incriminate you with respect to illegal activity.

Woman on DUI Probation Posts on Facebook that She Passed Breath Test Even Though She had Drank Alcohol

According to WDIV-TV, a 22-year-old woman on DUI probation requiring her to refrain from alcohol was asked to take a random breathalyzer test the day after St. Patrick's Day. Although she apparantly drank the night before, she passed the breath test, then posted her triumph on Facebook, revealing she had actually been drinking. A probation officer called her soon thereafter to ask for a urine test. She faces the prospect of 93 days of additional jail.

Napa DUI lawyer: See above DUI lawyer comment.

Man on House Arrest Taken to Jail After "Liking" Facebook Photo Posted by Key Prosecution Witness

According to the Sun Sentinal, a man on house arrest during his DUI manslaughter case was remanded to jail after violationg a court order to avoid contact with a key prosecution, his ex-girlfriend, when he clicked "Like" on a photo she posted of herself on Facebook.

Napa DUI lawyer: See above DUI lawyer comment.

San Francisco Police Sergeant in Lamborghini Posts Video On Facebook with Comment: "Broadway tunnel. 100 Miles per hour in the Lambo" "Plus we were all drunk"

According to the SFist, SFPD Sergeant Carl T posted a Facebook video of himself blasting through the Broadway Tunnel in a Lamborghini at speeds he claims were up to 100 mph. In the comments on his Facebook post Carl T joked, "it's roomier than you'd think. Plus, we were all drunk." The video is under administrative review by the Internal Affairs Department. One SFist commenter noted the car was likely doing about 74 mph in the 35 mph zone. Not 100, but still well within the realm of reckless driving. As for who was actually behind the wheel, Sgt. T told SFWeekly this afternoon that he was the third person sandwiched into the two-seater Lamborghini rented by a friend and his drunk driving comment was a joke. Another friend was the cameraman in the passenger seat.

Napa DUI lawyer: See comment above, adding "espcially if you're a cop."

Aspiring Rapper Tweets About YOLO, Driving Drunk at 120 MPH, Dies Moments Later in Fiery Crash

According to the Huffington Post, Ervin McKinness, a 21-year-old aspiring rapper, allegedly tweeted about driving drunk at 120 mph minutes before dying in a fiery one-car crash that killed the rapper and four others. McKinness posted the tweets about speeding while driving drunk on the account @ink2flashyy at 1:19 a.m. "YOLO" is an acronym for "You Only Live Once." The phrase was made popular by singer Drake, who used "YOLO" in a song. Another tweet reportedly posted by McKinness talked about drinking and driving. The tweet read, "Driving tweeting sipping the cup f*** yolo I'm turning it up." At 1:40 a.m., McKinness died in a crash in Ontario, Calif. when the 2005 Nissan Sentra ran a red light, skidded out of control and slammed into a wall, according to the San Bernardino County Sun. Four passengers were also killed in the crash.

Napa DUI lawyer: YOLO.

Marin Man Dies After Jumping Into Rain Swollen Creek During DUI Police Stop

According to the Marin Independent Journal, police stopped a Novato man on suspicion of DUI in Ross. When police began a DUI investigation, the driver, on probation for a prior DUI, and domestic violence, allegedly suddenly ran from the scene. Police chased him and ordered the suspect to stop, but he climbed over a fence and jumped into a rain-swollen creek under the road. An officer followed the suspect in the water for about 100 yards, encouraging him to grab metal bars on the side of the culvert, but the suspect swam away. The officer lost sight of the suspect when he went under water. Additional officers and firefighters were summoned to assist in trying to help rescue the suspect. One week later, authorities received a report of a body in the creek in Kentfield.

Napa DUI lawyer: In most cases, you should not try to escape from a DUI police stop because you may be able to win the DUI case later, and in any event you can handle the consequences of a DUI conviction, whereas fleeing typically exposes you to additional charges and elevated penalties which are much harder to avoid. Also, in most cases it is unwise to leap into rough water while intoxicated.

New Orleans Man Jumps Over Bridge During DUI Police Stop

According to the Huffington Post, a New Orleans man was pulled over by police after another motorist reported his car swerving and speeding. Although the man got out of the car without being asked, and was waving his arms in the air, police say he was swaying smelling of alcohol and wearing a green St. Patrick's Day necklace. The officer asked the man to take a field sobriety test and he agreed, before allegdly suddenly "bolting" and leaping into the water 20 feet below. One officer managed to grab him, but couldn't hold on to the man, who was wearing jeans, boots and a camouflage T-shirt. He fell into the lake and disappeared into the rough water. Luckily, the man managed to grab onto the base of the bridge and was hauled out intact, and arrested for what will be his eighth alleged DUI charge.

Napa DUI lawyer: See comment above.

Alabama Man Arrested for Auto Theft After DUI Crash, Waiting for Hospital Treatment, Steals Ambulence, Returns to Hospital for Treatment

According to the Associated Press, police in Boaz say a man who was injured in a car crash has been arrested for allegedly stealing an ambulance after being taken to the hospital. The man was allegedly intoxicated during a crash and was hospitalized afterward. The man was waiting for a hospital room but allegedly took off in an ambulance. Police found the ambulance abandoned in Boaz the next morning and say the man tried stealing a horse but did not know how to properly saddle it. When that failed, police say the man stole a car, returned to the hospital for treatment and was arrested. Police say the man is charged with two counts of auto theft and one count of burglary.

Napa DUI lawyer: In most cases, absent a true emergency, you should think twice about committing a felony offense after having just been arrested for a misdemeanor offense. Also, in most cases it is unwise to return to the scene of a crime.

Man & Woman in Same Vehicle Arrested for DUI at the Same Time: Switched Seats During Police Pursuit

According to KSTP, a trooper was on patrol on Interstate 35 south of Duluth late last month when a vehicle sped past him at 92 miles per hour. When the trooper began to pursue the vehicle, he allegedly saw the man driving the vehicle and a female passenger switch spots. When the pair was pulled over, the man denied ever having been behind the wheel and refused field sobriety tests. The woman driving at the time provided a .153 alcohol concentration on a preliminary breath test, according to the complaint. Both are now charged with DUI. The man later told authorities he has DUIs from 2001, 2006 and 2011 in Ohio. The woman has a prior alcohol-related driver's license revocation from 2010, according to the complaint. The man also faces a charge for refusing to test.

Napa DUI lawyer: In most cases, if you are intoxicated, you should not try to avoid a DUI arrest by switching places with someone who is also intoxicated, thereby exposing both of you to DUIs.

Man & Woman (Cops) in Same Vehicle Arrested for DUI at the Same Time: Switched Seats at Scene of Accident

According to Mynorthwest.com, two Seattle police officers were arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run and DUI. A witness said a woman was driving a Nissan Altima when she struck a light pole. She allegedly stopped the car and switched seats with a male passenger, who then drove off. Officers found the Altima a few blocks away with noticeable front-end damage, parked 2-3 feet from the curb with the engine still running. Officers recognized the pair in the car as off-duty Seattle police officers. A breathalyzer test of the male officer was .161, and of the female officer was .247. Once in handcuffs, the female officer allegedly unleashed a curse-filled tirade that included several mentions of male genitalia, flipping her middle finger, and repeatedly telling officers she was "going to pee her pants."

Napa DUI lawyer: See comment above.

Mendocino Man Arrested for DUI, Evading, After Low Speed Chase & Driving Backwards Colliding with Police Vehicle

According to the Ukiah Police Department, Mendocino County police received a report of a vehicle being driven recklessly; swerving and running stop signs. Officers located the vehicle and tried to pull him over, but the vehicle continued without yielding. The vehicle then began slowing turning too wide into a trailer park, and stopped before colliding with the bushes and signs posted at the park entrance. The officers stopped and exited their vehicles, and began to order the driver from the vehicle. The suspect then drove the vehicle backwards and collided with the driver's door of a stopped Ukiah Police Department vehicle, denting the police vehicle and shattering its window.

Napa DUI lawyer: In most cases, absent a true emergency, you should think twice about allowing your vehicle to collide with a patrol car carrying pissed off cops trying to catch you.

Phoenix Man Tries To Escape DUI By Driving Away, Dragging Police Officer Several Blocks

According to azcentral.com, during the course of a DUI stop, a man jumped back into his car and the officer tried to stopped him; the driver's side door was opened and the officer was attempting to remove the driver from the vehicle, hanging onto the driver, and the officer was dragged, half-way out of the car door. The car finally collided with a parked vehicle, a fence and ultimately a tree.

Napa DUI lawyer: In most cases, it's best not to try to escape a DUI arrest once stopped by the police, because the practical consequences of a misdemeanor DUI conviction are far less inconvenient than if felony evading and assualt charges are added to the equation.

Arizona Man Re-Charged with DUI, Perjury After Allegedly Presenting Doctored Video Resulting in Dismissal of Original DUI Charges

According to AZCentral.com, a 56-year old man who was arrested on suspicion of extreme DUI was recharged with the crime, plus felony perjury, after a video used to prove his driving was not consistent with the police report, leading to the dismissal of his case, was allegedly examined by a forensic computer analyst who concluded that the dates and times stamped on the video were altered. In addition to the original DUI, the man now faces felony charges related to perjury, forgery, tampering with physical evidence and obstructing a criminal investigation.

Napa DUI lawyer: In most cases, it's best not to try to escape a misdemeanor DUI conviction by conduct which exposes you to more serious felony charges.

Connecticut Man Arrested for Alleged DUI Tries to Eat Breath Machine Results

According to Syracuse.com, a Greenwich, CT man who was pulled over and suspected of drunk driving tried to eat his breathalyzer paperwork; an officer arrested him after a speeding stop, and suspecting he had been drinking, brought him to the state police barracks, where he was given a breathalyzer test, and while the results were printing, the man grabbed the paperwork and tried to eat it, police said. The results said the man had a blood alcohol content of 0.13 percent, and charges of obstruction and tampering were added to the DUI charges, police said.

Napa DUI lawyer: In most cases when arrested on suspicion of DUI, it is best to remain silent and refrain from any activity which might be later interpreted as consciousness of guilt. Also, generally it is best to snack prior to driving so as not to suffer great hunger in case of unexpected delay.

Man Runs Over Himself Trying to Flee Police

According to Fairfax County police, a Virginia man "ran over himself," arrested for suspected DUI after attempted traffic stop, police chase, driver stops but allegedly forgets to shift his vehicle before jumping out, and gets hit by his own car while trying to run.

Napa DUI lawyer: In most cases, you should avoid trying to run from police who are chasing you, and you should always place your car in "park" before exiting.

Naked Tennessee Man Steals Bobcat Loader Trying to Avoid Walk of Shame

According to opposingviews.com, "stealing a pair of pants apparently wasn't an option;" a 19-year-old man allegedly steals a Bobcat front loader and drunkenly attempts to drive it home in order to hide his nudity. A 911 caller reported that someone had smashed the Bobcat through a chain-link fence at a nursery and driven away with it. The teen was arrested blocks from his home on suspicion of DUI, felony theft, vandalism and indecent exposure.

Napa DUI lawyer: In most cases when drunk, it is best to find a quiet way to get home with, or without, clothes, rather than calling attention to oneself by stealing a vehicle which requires loud noises to escape fenced enclosures. Also, generally it is best not to get so wasted that one's clothes are not able to be found upon resumption of consciousness.

New Mexico Man Arrested for DUI After Driving Around (and Around) Horse Track

According to the Huffington Post: A security guard saw a man allegedly drive onto a horse track and called police. Officers tried to pull over the Dodge pickup, but he ignored them. "The sergeant was behind the man for a lap or so at about 40 mph," Stone said. Eventually, officers set up a barricade that the man stopped at. It took them 10 minutes to get him out -- and he was allegedly "too drunk" to take a sobriety test, Stone said. He was arrested without further incident. He told officers that he simply wanted to take a couple laps like a NASCAR driver. KOB reported that the man caused more than $25,000 of damage to the track. He was charged with DUI, resisting arrest, criminal trespass and damage to property. "I'll Have Another" is the name of the horse who won the Kentucky Derby over the weekend.

Napa DUI lawyer: In most cases, if you believe you have had too much too drink, it is best not to draw attention to yourself by driving around and around a horse track. Also, in most cases it is better to avoid driving in a circle if you are trying to shake someone who is following you.

Marin Woman Driving Car with Missing Tire on Golden Gate Bridge Results in DUI Arrest

According to the Marin Independent Journal, a car crossing the Golden Gate Bridge in heavy rain without a left front tire caught the California Highway Patrol's attention – and resulted in a DUI arrest. A patrol car was waiting in Sausalito when the San Rafael woman drove up at about 3:08 a.m. The 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse, barreling on its wheel rim along the roadway in a downpour at 50 mph, was promptly pulled over by an officer who allegedly "noticed the distinct odor of alcohol emitting from within the vehicle." The woman, 28, said "that she was not aware that she was operating the Mitsubishi without a left front tire." She was arrested on suspicion of DUI.

Napa DUI lawyer: In most cases, you should be aware of equipment problems which may cause you to be pulled over by a cop.

Rohnert Park Man Arrested for DUI After Clocked at 145 MPH

According to the Press Democrat, a young Rohnert Park man was arrested early Saturday morning on suspicion of DUI on northbound Highway 101 just north of Petaluma Boulevard North. At 4 a.m., Sonoma County CHP Officer Dave Stewart, using a hand-held LIDAR speed detector, allegedly clocked a 2012 Infinity G37 traveling at 145 miles an hour, the CHP said. The car was being driven by a 21-year old Rohnert Park man. The CHP said the vehicle was equipped with a radar detector and immediately slowed down after being detected. The man was stopped for speeding and later arrested on suspicion of DUI.

Napa DUI lawyer: In most cases, absent a true emergency, you should not draw attention to yourself by dramatically exceeding the speed limit if you are intoxicated. Standard DUI jail sentence: 2 days; DUI jail sentence when driving recklessly and over 100 mph: add 60 days.

Massachusetts Man Arrested for DUI After Entering Police Station Parking Lot the Wrong Way

According to the Huffington Post, police in Barnstable, Ma., arrested a man after allegedly driving past two large signs that read "Do Not Enter" and "Police Personnel Only" – on the wrong lane of the driveway – straight into the back lot of the police station. The man, 57, was given sobriety tests, and arrested on suspicion of trespass and DUI.

Napa DUI lawyer: In most cases, absent a true emergency, you should not draw attention to yourself by driving the wrong way into a police station parking lot, whether or not you are intoxicated.

Long Island Man Arrested for DUI After Crashing into Police Car Patrolling for DUIs, Wearing T-Shirt Reading "I'm Drunk"

According to the Huffington Post, a 22-year-old Long Island man was charged with DUI after crashing into a police cruiser. NBC New York reports that the man was allegedly driving a 2000 Saturn on County Road 83 at about 1:45 a.m. when he hit the patrol car. He was arrested while wearing a black t-shirt that read "I'M NOT AN ALCOHOLIC, I'M A DRUNK, ALCOHOLICS GO TO MEETINGS". Inside the car which the man hit was an officer assigned to a special drunk driving unit, the Suffolk County Police Department's Selective Alcohol Fatality Enforcement Team (SAFE-T). The officer was taken to Stony Brook University Medical Center where he was treated for minor injuries and released

Napa DUI lawyer: In most cases, absent a true emergency, you should not draw attention to yourself by crashing into a police vehicle patrolling for DUI drivers, particularly if you are driving intoxicated.

Connecticut Man Arrested After Driving Through DUI Checkpoint While Drinking a Beer

According to the Huffington Post, drinking and driving is against the law, but driving through a security checkpoint with a beer in your hand is just plain stupid. That's what a 51-year old man from Vernon, Connecticut is accused of doing. Police say the man approached a checkpoint and officers immediately noticed that he was drinking a beer while operating the vehicle, according to Vernon.Patch.com. The man was also driving on a suspended license; a license that was suspended for a previous drunk driving charge, 39online.com reported. He was charged with DUI, suspended license and expired registration.

Napa DUI lawyer: In most cases, absent an emergency, you should not drink alcohol while driving through a police checkpoint.

Florida Man With 4 Alleged Prior DUIs Arrested After Driving Past a Sheriff's Deputy While Drinking a Can of Beer

According to WUSA9, a man was seen drinking a can of Busch beer as he drove by a Sheriff's deputy. When the deputy pulled him over, the man immediately shouted, "I'm wasted, ya got me!" and got out of his pickup truck, beer still in hand. He then continued to incriminate himself by saying he had "a few more beers" just before he got behind the wheel.

Napa DUI lawyer: In most cases, you should not drink alcohol while driving past a police officer, particularly if you have 4 prior DUI convictions, but if you find yourself in such a predicament, it is usually best to put the beer can down before exiting your vehicle, and not immediately admit that you are wasted.

Marin Man Arrested for 3rd Alleged DUI in 5 Days

71-year old San Rafael man arrested on suspicion of DUI bails out of jail, allegedly drives drunk again hours later, arrested and bails out again, arrested for alleged 3rd DUI 5 days later, bails out again. All three arrests triggered by calls from other drivers. Stay tuned...

Napa DUI lawyer: In most cases, even though there are possible legal defenses to a DUI arrest, it is always best to try to avoid drastically increasing your criminal penalty exposure by continually repeating behavior which is likely to alarm a local judge. Also, it is usually best to ponder avoiding driving after drinking alcohol if past events indicate your driving skills draw attention from neighbors and police under such circumstances.

San Francisco Tour Bus Driver Arrested for Alleged DUI

According to the San Francisco Examiner, a San Francisco tour bus operator was arrested on suspicion of DUI after allegedly struggling to steer his tour bus while holding a microphone; police claim they saw 3 travel size & one larger bottle of E&J brandy on the windowsill of the bus prior to arrest.

Napa DUI lawyer: In most cases, it is best to delay drinking until after completing work tasks requiring competing skills such as operation of large bus while simultaneously holding a microphone and describing tourist attractions to lots of people on board. Also, it is best not to drive drunk when such activity might risk your commercial driver license and career, especially if you have no way to dispose of the evidence other than leaving liquor bottles at eye level in a large windowsill in front of you.

Man Smashes Head-On into Police Cruiser

According to the Marin Independent Journal, a Mill Valley man, 34, was arrested by police on suspicion of DUI after a head-on collision into an oncoming Marin County sheriff's patrol car, just one week after a Fresno woman allegedly did the same thing.

Napa DUI lawyer: In most cases, you should avoid calling attention to yourself by crashing into a police car, especially when occupied by an officer.

Woman Smashes Head-On into Police Cruiser

According to the Fresno Bee, a Fresno woman was arrested on Friday night on suspicion of drunken driving after allegedly crashing head-on into a police car, the Sanger Police Department reported. Around 11:35 p.m., a 24-year-old woman allegedly hit Officer Erik Pasillas, who was inside his car in the 600 block of J Street. The officer was stopped, and the woman allegedly sped up and hit his car head-on.

Napa DUI lawyer: See above.

Man Crashes into Police Cruiser, Flees Down Dead-End Street

According to the Santa Rosa Police Department, a Santa Rosa resident, 18, was arrested by Sonoma County police for suspected drug DUI, evading, and hit/run, after allegedly failing to stop at an intersection, hitting a police cruiser, whereupon a high-speed police chase ensued, but the driver turned onto a dead-end street, crashing into a fence at the end of the road.

Napa DUI lawyer: In most cases, you should avoid crashing into a police car and then driving off, but if you do, then it's never safe to try to get away in a high-speed chase down a dead-end street.

Man Steals Coors Beer Truck in Boxers, Ditches Truck, Flees Across 6-Lane Freeway

According to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, a transient, 46, was arrested for suspected DUI, vehicle theft; allegedly wearing only American flag boxers, he stole a Coors beer truck idling in front of a liquor store, ditched it behind a McDonalds 3 miles away, left all the beer, ran across 6 lanes of Highway 101, where police found him hiding behind a bush near a freeway overpass.

Napa DUI lawyer: In most cases, you should avoid drawing attention to yourself by comitting a crime in just your boxer shorts, stealing a vehicle so easy to spot from the air, but if you do so, never run across a 6-lane freeway and hide behind a bush

Man Arrested for DUI After Pulled Over Having Sex & Drinking Beer While Driving

According to WLKY: Police officers saw a car driving recklessly about 1:13 a.m. Wednesday. They allegedly saw a 58-year-old man drink from a can of beer while continuing to drive in a reckless manner. A female passenger was bent over with her head between the man's legs. The man swerved multiple times, almost colliding with a curb and causing an accident. Upon contact with the man, he allegedly smelled strongly of alcohol, had glassy eyes, was confused and unsteady on his feet, and once out of the vehicle, his pants fell to the ground. He told officers he was having sex while driving and had consumed alcohol. The female passenger was trying to hide beer in her dress. The man allegedly failed several field sobriety tests and was arrested for DUI.

Napa DUI lawyer: In most cases, absent a true emergency, it is best to not engage in activity likely to stimulate intense bodily reactions when driving while intoxicated.

Man Arrested for DUI After Driving While Having Sex

According to NBC-2.com: a Fort Myers man was arrested for DUI after an alleged accident that left his naked passenger lying on the side of the road. A blood test revealed that the man driving the Jeep had a blood alcohol level of .22; the passenger was thrown from the Jeep and suffered major injuries. The man said the female wanted to have sex and started to take her clothes off, and the two were traveling down Estero Boulevard, "having sex at the time the vehicle lost control." The Jeep hit three mailboxes and a guard rail before finally coming to rest in a ditch.

Napa DUI lawyer: See comment above.

Man Charged in Alleged Texting, DUI Crash

According to the Associated Press, a 27-year-old man has been charged with texting while driving and DUI in a crash that critically injured a Roosevelt teenager. The man is charged with five other misdemeanor counts in connection with the Monday accident that nearly severed one of the teenager's legs. She was getting out of her parked car outside her home when police said the man drove into her and pinned her against her car. The man is accused of driving several hundred more feet until he crashed through a fence and into a yard. Police say there were multiple texts sent within a minute of the crash.

Napa DUI lawyer: Don't ever text while driving.

Livermore Driver Arrested for DUI After Severing Foot by Sticking it out of Car Door

According to the Mercury News, a woman told police that a man, who parks his two-door BMW at the storage facility, got into his car, and while she was in the vehicle, began driving recklessly around the parking lot, at which point he stopped and she got out. The woman said the man's driver's side door was wide open, and he stuck his left foot out as if he were going to exit the car. The car swiftly accelerated to about 20 miles per hour in a reversed arc and ricocheted off a trailer, a pole, and two rolling storage doors before hitting a dividing cinder block that ultimately severed his foot between the block and the vehicle. The man was then able to park his car back in its parking space as the woman called for help. Officers arrived on scene and arrested the man on suspicion of DUI shortly thereafter.

Napa DUI lawyer: In most cases, absent a true emergency, it is best to not try to exit a moving vehicle while driving.

Man Out on Bail in Fatal DUI, Hit and Run Killing Bicyclist Arrested Again for New DUI in Same Town

According to the Hilton Head Island Packet, a man accused of driving drunk and fleeing the scene when a Hilton Head bicyclist was killed has been charged again for DUI after local police received reports of a vehicle swerving on the interstate.

Napa DUI lawyer: In most cases, following a fatal DUI incident, it's best to stop drinking and driving.

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