DUI Driving Under the Influence & DWI Driving While Intoxicated
DUI Driving Under the Influence and DWI Driving While Intoxicated is not a good idea. You not only are putting yourself at risk but are risking the lives of other motorists who share the road with you. DUIs cost the country millions every year, costs from funerals, to health care and loss of work time are minimal compared to the pain and suffering of a family that have to bury a loved one due to someone's selfishness and negligence.
The survivors or DUI accidents don't exactly get off lightly either. Some are severely injured, permanently and some will carry emotional scars for the rest of their life. The purpose of this article is to talk about some extreme DUI stories; some are a bit funny but are in no way meant to play down the seriousness of a DUI offence.
Previously, doctors had given warnings about the seriousness of binge drinking, stating that anything over 3.5 percent was considered lethal and could kill. However, a man in Lithuania was pulled over for a DUI. When tested at the roadside his rate was 18 times the legal limit. The police officers thought that their equipment was faulty however; later blood and urine test confirmed a blood alcohol level of 7.27 grams per liter of blood. The person did survive and defied previous doctor's speculations.
If you have ever committed a DUI office and were imposed a heavy fine, consider your self lucky that you don't live in Norway. In Oslo Norway a woman was fined the equivalent of 71,000 US dollars for her DUI offence. She had consumed 11 glasses of wine which put her nearly 10 times the legal limit in Norway. She managed to crash into three parked cars and punches one of the arresting officers in the stomach as well. The laws in Norway base your Drunk Driving fines in accordance with your monthly salary. Since the woman was a very prominent business woman who made the US equivalent of 860,000 dollars per year she got slapped with the hefty 71,000 dollar fine. Fortunately, no one was hurt in either incident.
Finally, the good old USA, a man from Connecticut actually faked his own death to get out of a DUI ticket. After he had missed his court appearance he filed a death certificate. He was not found until 8 years later when he was pulled over for a separate offence and fingerprinted. When his fingerprints were matched those of someone who had been thought dead for 8 years, the police became suspicious. He was eventually jailed for a year. His original charge, being that it was a first offence and no accident would have most likely gotten him a fine.
DUI's are terrible things to commit and should not be taken lightly. They can cost you money, your freedom, your health and even your life. If you are facing a DUI or a DWI, you need dedicated legal counsel to help protect your rights and get you the best judgment possible. Let our professional DUI attorneys help put your life back together today.