In an interesting DUI-related incident recently, a driver of an ice resurfacer was arrested for DUI during a school hockey game.
The resurfacer driver was apparently driving his vehicle erratically around the ice during a high school girls’ hockey game. However, his erratic driving behavior caught attention, and he was arrested for driving under the influence. The man was apparently a seasonal employee for the local district, and has since been fired.
The high school hockey game continued on the non-resurfaced ice, because coaches did not want to wait for another driver to come and replace the drunk driver. The man has severe DUI consequences in store for him. This is not his first arrest for DUI. He was convicted earlier of DUI in December, and pleaded guilty to those charges.
As Los Angeles DUI lawyers never tire of reminding clients, driving a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol is not the only way that you can be arrested for driving impaired. This is not the first time for instance, that an ice resurfacer operator has been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. A few months back, a driver in Minnesota was also driving erratically during resurfacing, and was arrested for DUI. Alcohol tests were admitted to the driver, and rated his blood alcohol level at .32, which is several times higher than the legally permissible .08 limit.
If you are arrested for DUI with a DUI conviction already on your record, you can expect penalties to immediately become more stringent. Penalties can include license suspension for a longer duration, fines and jail time. Speak to a Los Angeles DUI lawyer about the kind of legal defenses that can be used in your case.