Celebrities have done it again. This morning Vince Neil was stopped for DUI in Law Vegas, Nevada. The former Motley Crue front man was arrested and taken to the Clark County Jail where he was booked on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) and released on bond of $2000.
There have been limited details about his DUI arrest, although there are rumors that he may have been involved in a DUI accident. This DUI arrest comes after a series of mishaps with police including a 2002 assault of a music producer and a 2003 attack of a prostitute in a Nevada brothel. He also had an altercation with a sound engineer at a concert in Texas in 2004.
Vince Neil and Motley Crue parted ways in 1992 when Vince went on to start other business ventures. “Tattoos and Tequila”, his first solo album was released on June 22, after a 15 year hiatus. Other business ventures include manufacturing and distributing his own private tequila label and opening a restaurant entitled “Dr. Feelgoods”.
In other recent celebrity news, actress/model Estella Warren has also been arrested and jailed. It has been confirmed that Warren was intoxicated when she allegedly hit three cars. Other reports indicate she may have fled the scene, but was later found and arrested for DUI. There is some indication that she later escaped from police custody during the DUI booking process and was recaptured and charged with felony escape and DUI hit and run.
Driving under the influence or DUI is a crime. It is illegal for all drivers to operate a motorized vehicle with a BAC or blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or higher. If you are stopped for DUI, police officers are trained to recognize and test for DUI.
Police officers can detect DUI through illegal or reckless driving actions, the appearance of the driver, by performing standardized field sobriety tests and by administering a blood-alcohol test.
Drivers who are arrested for DUI, even first time offenders, can receive severe DUI penalties including license suspension or revocation, high fines, jail time, mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device, mandatory alcohol education classes and probation.
Refusal to submit to a blood alcohol test can also have additional ramifications. State laws vary, but in most states a refusal or failure of a chemical test may result in an automatic license suspension.
As the celebrity stories above indicate, failure to stop, resisting arrest, multiple DUI arrests or injuring other drivers or passengers may result in felony charges which carry more severe DUI penalties.
Hiring a DUI Lawyer
If you have been arrested for DUI, do not attempt to fight the DUI charges alone, without professional help. DUI attorneys understand DUI law and can either help you negotiate a plea agreement with the state’s prosecuting attorney or take your DUI case to court.
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