Thursday, February 22, 2007

DUI Client's Lawyer Picks Up a DUI

While Retrieving Drunken Client, Lawyer Is Busted for Drunken Driving, AP (, Jan. 30, 2007. Who hasn't done a dumb thing you later regret?

Madison police called a lawyer about 2 a.m. to pick up his client, who had been arrested for drunk driving. The officer asked the lawyer if he had been drinking, and said that he could only come if he had no alcohol in his system. The lawyer was sure his blood-alcohol concentration was below 0.08%, so he went. But he'd had a couple of drinks when he was out and then a couple of more after he got home, so, even though he'd been asleep awhile, he still scored 0.09% when given a breath test.

"If there's anybody who should have known better, it was me," he said. "All I can do is apologize to my client, my family and my community."
The good news is he's willing to climb out of bed to help a client in the middle of the night. The bad news is he wasn't quite ready to drive.

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