The Celebrity DUI / DWI Roundup is a monthly publication that covers recent drunk driving arrests and DUI news involving celebrities.
However, unlike most articles that cover DUI arrests involving celebrities, this report is meant to highlight the legal options available to celebrities and other individuals after a DUI arrest.
At Levow DWI Law, P.C., our lawyers have seen too many drivers “fall on the sword” after being arrested for DUI by pleading guilty to the charges against them without considering alternative legal options first.
Many drivers arrested on DUI charges are unaware that alternative legal options exist and that it is often possible to successfully challenge a DUI arrest with the help of an experienced attorney.
This month’s Celebrity DUI / DWI Roundup includes the stories of several celebrities arrested on drunk driving charges, as well as a few updates on developing DUI cases involving celebrities.
According to reports, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope of the Detroit Pistons was recently arrested on intoxicated driving charges after being pulled over for speeding in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
Police say that the 24-year-old NBA player was stopped on Wednesday, March 29th, at around 2:50 a.m. after allegedly going 45 mph in a 25 mph zone.
Law enforcement officers reportedly smelled alcohol on Kentavious’ person and said that the Piston’s guard had admitted to having two drinks of Hennessey at a bar earlier in the night.
Police officers administered multiple field sobriety tests that Kentavious allegedly failed before arresting him on suspicion of drunk driving. Kentavious was taken to a nearby police station where he submitted to a breathalyzer test and allegedly blew a 0.08%.
Kentavious is scheduled to appear in court later in April to face the DUI charges.
Montana Fishburne - the daughter of “The Matrix” star Laurence Fishburne - was arrested on DUI charges in March after being involved in a car crash in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
According to local police, the 25-year-old was driving a Toyota Corolla on I-95 at about 1 a.m. when she allegedly rear-ended a Range Rover that had slowed to avoid debris from an unrelated accident.
A Florida Highway Patrol State Trooper approached Fishburne’s vehicle and reportedly noticed the smell of alcohol on her breath. The responding officer also said that he saw an open bottle of wine on the floor of Fishburne’s vehicle.
Police say that Fishburne failed several field sobriety tests before being arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. She was then taken to a local police station for booking where it was reported that she submitted to and failed multiple breathalyzer tests.
Fishburne’s car sustained extensive damage, but all persons involved in the accident were left unhurt.
According to recent reports, Nicholas Cage’s son, Weston Cage, is being charged with one count of driving under the influence, as well as two counts of hit and run, in a case stemming from a DUI arrest in February.
We reported on the initial story when Weston had allegedly fled the scene of a minor accident before eventually crashing into a tree in Los Angeles area and being arrested on DUI charges.
Law enforcement officials say that Weston had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.15% which is almost twice the legal limit in California.
The 44-year-old former boxing champion was arrested in Pasadena, TX back in January 2017 after being pulled over for speeding. De La Hoya allegedly failed multiple field sobriety tests before being arrested and booked on DUI charges. We wrote about the January arrest when the news first broke here.
According to recent reports, De La Hoya was officially charged with one count of driving under the influence and one count of driving with a BAC of 0.08% or higher.
If the former boxing champ is convicted of the charges against him then he could face up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. We will keep tabs on this developing case to see how De La Hoya and his DUI defense attorney handle the situation.
Are you or a loved one facing DUI charges in the State of New Jersey?
Being convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs can result in many negative consequences including a license suspension, expensive fines, and possibly even jail time.
But just because you were arrested on DUI charges does not necessarily mean that you will be convicted of the charges. In fact, many drivers in New Jersey are able to successfully challenge their DUI arrest with the help of an experienced DUI defense attorney.
At Levow DWI Law, P.C., we have helped countless drivers throughout the State of New Jersey to obtain reduced penalties and charges after a DUI arrest. Depending on the circumstances, it may even be possible to have all of the charges dropped in a DUI case.
That is why it is so important to consult an experienced lawyer and consider all of your legal options before proceeding with your DUI case.
You can contact the legal team at Levow DWI Law, P.C. today for a free consultation to learn about your options. We are here to help and are prepared to fight aggressively for your rights.