A bizarre story about a recent DUI arrest that occurred in Pennsylvania is making national headlines. According to the reports of this arrest, at the end of May, a 19-year-old man from Somerset, PA was reportedly driving down a state highway. At around 4am, the man stopped his car diagonally across the roadway, blocking other traffic from proceeding.
He reportedly set up road flares and started stopping other motorists, allegedly trying to run a sobriety checkpoint. One of the drivers who had passed through this fake checkpoint had told police that the man running it had reportedly asked for the driver’s ID and insurance documents.
When Pennsylvania state troopers arrived at the scene, the man who had set up the checkpoint operation allegedly handed a BB gun to another individual, stating “I can’t get caught with this.” Shortly thereafter, officers arrested the man for DUI, charging him with:
- Misdemeanor DUI
- Impersonating a public servant
- Unlawful restraint.
The preliminary hearing in this case is reportedly scheduled to take place today.
Possible Defense Strategies
While this DUI case is certainly odd, the defendant may have various, viable DUI defense options, depending on the details of the incident. In particular, some of the factors that may present opportunities for a defense in this case may end up including:
- The BAC testing methods, which could be challenged if officers didn’t follow the proper procedures, use state-approved testing devices, etc.
- The BAC test results, which may be thrown into question if the samples were not properly obtained or transported, etc.
Of course, there may be other viable defense arguments in this case, and the bottom line is that, if the defendant retains an experienced DUI attorney, he will have far better chances of crafting a strong defense and, in turn, favorably resolving his case.
Adams County & Boulder DUI Lawyer at Peter Loyd Weber & Associates
Are you or someone you love facing misdemeanor or felony DUI charges? If so, an experienced Adams County & Boulder DUI lawyer at Peter Loyd Weber & Associates is here for you, ready to immediately start defending your rights. At Peter Loyd Weber & Associates, our central focus is protecting your constitutional rights throughout the criminal process while helping you obtain the best possible outcome to your case.
Committed to protecting and aggressively defending the accused in any legal setting, our Adams County & Boulder DUI lawyer will:
- Effectively guide you through the intricacies of the justice system
- Provide you with effective, aggressive legal advocacy, as well as personalized care and cost-effective representation
- Work tirelessly to bring your case to a successful resolution.
We have a proven record of success and excellence in helping our clients favorably resolve their criminal cases, and we are ready to put our experience, knowledge and skills to work for you.