Friday, 16 December 2011

Los Angeles Dodgers Player Arrested for DUI

Los Angeles Dodgers player James Loney was arrested for DUI after an accident involving several cars last month. According to police, his vehicle sideswiped several vehicles before he finally passed out at the wheel. The incident took place in November in Sherman Oaks, but has only now been reported in the media.

According to the California Highway Patrol, officers found Loney’s behavior at the scene of the accident to be extremely unusual. He was arrested at the scene, and then taken to the hospital for further tests. Tests for drug and alcohol have yielded negative results. However, the results of the blood tests are not yet in.

Loney’s DUI arrest is not expected to affect his career with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He has already been tendered a contract for the 2012 season. However, he still faces possible criminal charges. If Loney's blood tests reveal a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or more at the time of the accident, he could face two criminal charges. He could be charged with driving while physically or mentally impaired by alcohol or drugs, and may also be charged with driving with a BAC of .08% or more.

Getting in touch with a Los Angeles DUI lawyer immediately is important when you have been arrested for DUI in Los Angeles. A person arrested for DUI in California has only a period of 10 days from the date of arrest to request a hearing with the California Department of Motor Vehicles. In some cases, a Los Angeles DUI attorney may be able to get an extension on the time limit.

The number of people who need a Los Angeles DUI lawyer is excepted to spike over the next couple of weeks as law enforcement agencies in California increase enforcement activities during the holiday season. Expect more sobriety checkpoints and more California Highway Patrol troopers and local law enforcement officers patrolling the roads as we get closer to New Year's.

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