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DUI Driver tries to Pin Arrest on His Dog

 Posted on May 18, 2023 in Uncategorized


My Dog Was Driving Drunk Officer

While there can be several defenses to driving under the influence of alcohol, alleging that your dog was driving drunk, is not one of them. A driver out of Colorado switched places with his dog, placing the dog in the driver's seat, while he exited out of the passenger side door of his car. "I wasn't driving officer, the dog was". It should be noted that the defense of not driving a vehicle or being in actual physical control of a vehicle, is in fact a valid defense. However, just like when you told your teacher that your dog ate your homework; telling the officer that your dog was the one actually driving will result in the same outcome. No one will believe you.

What are Valid Defenses to Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol

While there can be many defenses to Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (DUI), below is a list of the most common ones:

  • No actual driving or actual possession of the vehicle
  • Officer failed to follow training during arrest
  • No probable cause for the arrest exists
  • No probable cause for the stop of vehicle exists
  • No Miranda warnings given
  • Challenging officer testimony at trial
  • Independent witness testimony disputing evidence Defenses related to BAC testing

Contact a Top Rated Joliet DUI Defense Attorney Today

All impaired driving offenses need to be taken seriously. While the facts of this case above are humorous in nature, receiving a DUI arrest is no laughing matter.

Schedule a confidential case evaluation with a knowledgeable Will County IL criminal defense lawyer for help building a strong defense against your DUI charges. You can reach us immediately by calling 815-740-4025 or you can submit a contact form on our website if you are not in a position to speak with our team right away.

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