Urbana, OH- On the same day, one Urbana man was arrested for DUI twice at the same exact time, 1:08 a.m. But he isn’t a time traveler attempting to correct a past mistake, he just happened to be driving drunk during the recent daylight savings time.
According to the Smoking Gun, Niles Gammon, 22, was stopped by an officer when he was spotted driving the wrong-way down an alley around 1:08 a.m. on November 4th. The arresting officer noted in his report that Gammon’s eyes were glassy and he reeked of booze.
When the officer asked Gammon to submit to a breathalyzer, he heard clanging in the drunken man’s mouth. That’s when the officer discovered Gammon had a bunch of pennies in mouth, apparently trying to trying to influence the results of a breathalyzer. The officer informed Gammon that the penny trick is a myth.
The breathalyzer registered Gammons BAC at .116, and he was taken into custody. Gammon was released to an adult at 2 a.m., but because of the time change the hour ticked back to 1 a.m.
As another officer was driving in the municipal parking lot, a car sped out of a parking space and came roaring at him. Guess who was driving the car? You got it. It was Gammon, who obviously didn’t learn his lesson from the previous hour.
The second officer took Gammon into custody again at the same exact time as his first arrest. Now he has to deal with the legal hassles of two DUIs.
A first DUI is a headache, but a second is like a migraine. It will stick with for a very long time. Some DUI offenders are tempted to try their chances in court without the backing of legal expertise. This is as big of a mistake as getting a DUI in the first place. A person runs the risk of losing their license or freedom, if they don’t hire a DUI attorney to provide them with a solid defense.