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Celebrity DUI / DWI Roundup - August 2017

By Evan Levow
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The Celebrity DUI / DWI Roundup is a monthly publication that covers DUI-related news involving noteworthy celebrities.

However, this publication is not meant to simply “hype up” the fact that a particular celebrity has been arrested on DUI charges. Instead, the Celebrity DUI / DWI Roundup is meant to highlight the alternative legal options available to individuals after a DUI arrest.

At Levow DWI Law, our team of award winning DUI defense attorneys has seen way too many drivers “fall on the sword” after a DUI arrest by pleading guilty to the charges without considering alternative legal options.

Celebrity DUI News In August

This month’s edition of the Celebrity DUI / DWI Roundup covers recent DUI-related news involving celebrities from around the world including soccer star Wayne Rooney, MLB pitcher Danny Duffy and more.

Wayne Rooney Arrested On Drunk Driving Charges In England

International soccer star Wayne Rooney was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after leaving a cocktail bar in England last week.

According to reports, the 31-year-old soccer player was pulled over by law enforcement officers in Cheshire, England, at about 2 a.m. on Friday, September 1st. Police officers arrested Rooney after suspecting that he was over the legal limit.

Rooney was driving a Volkswagen Beetle owned by a 29-year-old woman who he had met at the Symposium bar in Wilmslow, England.

Rooney, who recently retired from England’s national team as the all-time leading scorer, is scheduled to appear in court in Stockport on September 18th to proceed with his DUI case.

Derek Fisher Pleads “No Contest” In DUI Case From June Arrest

Former NBA coach Derek Fisher recently pled “no contest” to driving under the influence stemming from an arrest on June 4th, 2017.

We first reported on Fisher’s arrest in the June 2017 edition of the Celebrity DUI / DWI Roundup here.

Fisher originally pled “not guilty” to two counts of misdemeanor DUI, but reportedly negotiated a plea deal with prosecutors more recently. The former New York Knicks coach pled no contest to DUI with a BAC of 0.08% in exchange for probation and 100 hours of community service. He will also be required to install an ignition interlock device in his vehicle.

Weston Cage Pleads “No Contest” In DUI Case From February Arrest

Nicolas Cage’s son, Weston Cage, pled “no contest” to driving with a BAC of 0.08% or higher in his DUI case stemming from an incident that occurred in the San Fernando Valley back in February 2017.

You can learn more about Weston’s DUI arrest in the February 2017 Celebrity DUI Roundup here.

Weston was being charged with one count of misdemeanor DUI and two counts of misdemeanor hit and run, but reports suggest that he recently negotiated a plea deal with prosecutors.

According to the reports, Weston pled “no contest” and will have the option to choose from one of the following three sentences:

  1. 350 hours of community service,
  2. 30 days of community labor,
  3. or 45 days in county jail

Weston was initially facing up to one year in jail if convicted of the original charges.

Toxicology Report Shows Tiger Woods Had 5 Drugs In His System At Time Of Arrest

Tiger Woods was arrested on DUI charges back in May 2017 after police officers found the professional golfer asleep at the wheel of his vehicle in Jupiter, Florida.

We reported on Tiger’s DUI arrest in the May 2017 edition of the Celebrity DUI / DWI Roundup here.

Tiger was quick to issue a statement regarding his arrest saying that he was not under the influence of alcohol at the time of his arrest. Furthermore, Tiger stated that his alleged state of intoxication was caused by a bad reaction to prescription drugs that he was taking for surgeries that he had recently undergone.

An official toxicology report was recently released by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office and the results suggest that Tiger had at least five drugs in his system at the time of the arrest.

Sources from ESPN say that Woods recently pled guilty to one count of reckless driving and was required to enter a diversion program as part of his sentencing.

KC Royals Pitcher Danny Duffy Arrested On DUI Charges

Kansas City Royals pitcher Danny Duffy was recently arrested on DUI charges after being pulled over in Kansas.

According to reports, the 28-year-old MLB player was allegedly pulled over at around 7:35 p.m. on Sunday, August 27th, in Overland Park.

The officer on the scene suspected Duffy of being intoxicated. However, instead of being arrested and taken to a local law enforcement station to be processed, the officer allowed Duffy to call a friend to pick him up.

Duffy is due in court on September 19th to face the charges.

Arrest on DUI Charges In New Jersey?

A DUI arrest can be a frightening experience. If you or a loved one are facing DUI charges in New Jersey then you should consult a DUI defense attorney to learn about all of your legal options before proceeding with your case.

The experienced DUI defense lawyers at Levow DWI Law have helped countless individuals (including celebrities) who were arrested on DUI charges. Call us today for a free consultation with one of our friendly attorneys to learn about your legal options.

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