Phoenix, AZ- Josie Canseco, daughter of former MLB player Jose Canseco was busted for DUI early Tuesday morning.
The 18-year-old model was driving in downtown Los Angeles when an officer observed her run into a curb. She was pulled over and, according to TMZ, performed poorly during field sobriety tests. She was then placed under arrest.
One to TMZ’s sources said Josie wasn’t drinking though they were unclear what substance she was on.
Jose Canseco is no stranger to legal trouble having faced a variety charges ranging from reckless driving, carrying a concealed weapon to assault over the past two decades. We can only hope that Josie gets wise and doesn’t driving under the influence again.
Driving under the influence at any age is a stupid move in the first place, but it is especially stupid if the driver is under the legal drinking. Arizona, like so many, states have tougher laws in regards to underage DUIs. While an adult must register a .08 on a breathalyzer to be considered legally drunk, the same is not true for the under 21 group. The state has a zero-tolerance policy, which means a teen who has any amount of alcohol in their system, no matter how insignificant, is considered intoxicated and could be charged with DUI.
Arizona and other states have enacted zero-tolerance laws for underage drivers because a disproportionately large number of teens are killed in drunken and drugged driving accidents each year. The CDC estimates that a teen is three times more likely to cause a fatal accident than an older driver. If you add a drug or alcohol to the mix, a teen driver significantly increases their chances of causing a deadly accident.
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