Cleveland, OH- Not a week goes by without a story emerging about a celebrity or athlete getting busted for driving under the influence. This week was no different and we actually got a double-header as details of NBA player Greg Monroe’s DUI arrest emerged. And Grammy-winning country music legend Lynn Anderson was busted for DUI this morning.
They may come from completely different worlds, and the circumstances of their arrest differ, but they now have something in common; they’ve both been busted for drunken driving.
When the Detroit Pistons suspended forward Greg Monroe for the first two games of the season earlier this week, sports fans wanted to know why? Well, as it turns out, reporters discovered that back in February, Monroe was arrested for driving under the influence outside Detroit the same night the Pistons hosted the Cleveland Cavaliers for a game.
Police pulled Monroe over for an expired tag and a blown front head-light. What was just a routine traffic stop turned into bigger problem when an officer noticed he appeared intoxicated. Monroe admitted to officers that he had two glasses of wine prior to driving and was put through a battery of field sobriety tests, the Detroit Free Press reported.
In addition to the humiliation of a two-game suspension, CBS reported that on the night of his arrest Monroe urinated on himself at the police station.
Tests showed his blood alcohol content was .09, barely over the state’s .08 legal limit. The Detroit Free Press reported that the 24 year-old forward pleaded guilty to DUI in April, and the NBA suspended him from two games for his conviction.
Then early this morning, country music legend Lynn Anderson was arrested in Nashville after she was involved in a drunk driving accident on the city’s west end. Fortunately, no one was injured, but Anderson was late booked into jail.
Anderson told officers that she had taken prescription pills and drinking alcohol prior to the accident. The 77 year-old singer, who won a Grammy in 1970, has battled with addiction before and previously spent time in the Betty Ford clinic.
She was released later on $5,000 bond, and apologized for her arrest in a personal statement.
When it comes to a DUI arrest, offenders should be less worried about the embarrassing details, like urinating in your pants, and think about the legal consequences. If this is your first DUI arrest then you need to consult with a Cleveland DUI attorney immediately, without delay. They will explain the penalties you are facing and give you sound advice on how best to approach your case. After examining the details of your case they will decide whether a plea bargain or heading to court is your best interest.
I you’ve been face a DUI charge before, you are well-aware of the legal hurdles ahead of you and how important it is to launch a powerful defense. You know how invaluable the assistance of a DUI attorney is when trying to avoid a drunken driving conviction. A DUI is a charge that needs to be taken seriously.