The Celebrity DUI / DWI Roundup is a monthly publication covering recent celebrity DUI arrests, as well as updates on developing DUI cases involving celebrities.
This month’s edition of the DUI / DWI Roundup covers the recent arrest of New York Giants wide receiver Roger Lewis and the arrest of the former New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher. This report also includes updates on the DUI cases of Hayley Hasselhoff and Jackie Warner.
New York Giants wide receiver Roger Lewis was recently arrested on charges of Operating a Vehicle While Impaired (OVI) after a traffic stop in Reynoldsburg, Ohio.
According to reports, police officers pulled over Lewis’ 2012 Audi on Sunday, June 4th, for speeding and tinted windows. Police officers conducting the traffic stop said that they smelled marijuana and reported that Lewis showed signs of intoxication. Police also say that they found a bottle with an unidentified liquid substance in Lewis’ vehicle while conducting the traffic stop.
The 23-year-old NFL player allegedly refused to submit to a breathalyzer test before he was arrested on suspicion of OVI. He was taken into custody at approximately 5:00 a.m., but was later released on his own recognizance.
Lewis made the Giants roster last season as an undrafted free agent. He went on to play in 13 games and scored two touchdowns over the course of the season.
Former New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher was officially charged with two separate counts of DUI stemming from an arrest on June 4th, 2017.
Fisher was first arrested on DUI charges on Sunday, June 4th, after losing control of his vehicle and crashing into a guardrail on the Los Angeles 101 Freeway, according to reports.
Fisher was driving with his girlfriend when the accident occurred and witnesses say that the vehicle flipped onto its roof, sliding across several lanes of traffic on the 101 Freeway before coming to a complete stop. Fortunately, neither Fisher nor his girlfriend were injured in the accident.
The 42-year-old was formally charged with two counts of DUI on Sunday, July 2nd, and could face up to six months in jail if convicted of the charges.
David Hasselhoff’s daughter, Hayley Hasselhoff, recently negotiated a plea bargain in her DUI case stemming from an arrest back in May.
The 24-year-old actress and model was initially arrested on DUI charges after police officers found her asleep at the wheel on one of the exit ramps on the 101 Freeway in Los Angeles, CA.
Hayley recently pled no contest to one count of DUI in exchange for 3 years of probation and the installation of an ignition interlock device in her vehicle. She will also be required to pay $390 in fines and must complete a 90 day alcohol program.
Celebrity fitness trainer Jackie Warner negotiated a plea bargain in her DUI case stemming from an arrest back in February 2017.
Warner was arrested after she was involved in a car accident in West Hollywood. When police questioned Warner at the scene of the accident she allegedly admitted to consuming alcohol before the crash occurred.
However, Warner later claimed that she had been “sleep driving” at the time of the incident after taking prescription Ambien and was not under the influence of alcohol.
“We have letters and reports from Jackie’s doctors which prove a long history of insomnia and which strongly support our contention that Jackie was driving unconscious after taking Ambien, which had been prescribed to her,” Warner’s lawyer told TMZ in a statement following her arrest.
Warner was officially charged with drunk driving, assaulting a law enforcement officer, and a misdemeanor hit-and-run during her arraignment on April 19, 2017.
The 48-year-old fitness trainer was originally charged with a felony count of assault upon a police officer, two misdemeanor DUI offenses and a hit-and-run.
However, she ultimately plead no contest to a misdemeanor count of alcohol-related reckless driving, also known as “wet reckless,” according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
She was sentenced to two years of probation and must complete a 12-hour drunk driving program.
If you or a loved one are facing DUI charges in New Jersey then you should seek legal help immediately.
A DUI conviction can lead to serious consequences including a license suspension, a criminal record and jail time, as well as expensive fines and fees.
However, not all drivers arrested on DWI charges end up being convicted with maximum penalties. An experienced DUI defense attorney can often help drivers explore alternative legal options that can result in a much better outcome following a drunk driving arrest.
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