Two Separate DUI Arrests at Exact Same Time

When we mess with the clocks, funny things can happen. Like an Ohio driver getting arrested for two separate DUI offenses at the exact same time (1:08 AM) on Sunday, November 4th.

Apparently an officer pulled the driver over the first time at 1:08 AM. He gave him a breath test, charged him with DUI, and released him to “an adult.”

At 2:00 AM, the officer turned his clock to standard time, making it 1:00 AM again.

At 1:08 AM (AGAIN!), the same officer was almost struck by a vehicle pulling out of a parking spot. He then saw the previous defendant behind the wheel.

And now the guy has TWO charges of DUI, both from 1:08 AM on the same day. Craziness!

Here’s the only part where the story makes a little sense: he told the officer (the second time) that he was driving because he didn’t want to get arrested for public intoxication. Is that smart? No. But was he correct about the risk of a public intoxication charge? Yes.

I always tell people it’s a catch 22: you can’t drive or you’ll get a DUI. But you can’t walk or you’ll get a drunk in public. The only safe option home from a bar is having someone else drive you. Cab fare is MUCH cheaper than any criminal offense.

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My name is Andrew Flusche. I am a traffic and misdemeanor defense lawyer in Virginia. I limit my practice to traffic tickets and misdemeanor defense, so I know the ins and outs of these offenses. I literally wrote the book on reckless driving in Virginia which you can get on Amazon here or download for free here. I opened my practice in 2008 after earning my Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. Since then, I have earned over 600 5-star reviews from happy clients on Google, Yelp, and Facebook. If you’ve been charged with a misdemeanor offense in Virginia, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Your initial consultation is always free, and you'll talk directly with me about the details of your case.

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