Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Driver Busted for DWI at 0.0 BAC

The Agitator has the story. Apparently the arresting officer was getting even with the driver's husband, a prominent DWI defense attorney who had just beaten the officer in court, and was in the passenger seat at the time of the arrest.

One commentator expressed my sentiments exactly:

I am rapidly losing all faith in *all* government services, because if the people and organizations that citizens have to go to for protection from corrupt people are full of corrupt people themselves, as we keep seeing, then there really is no hope.

h/t Volokh Conspiracy.


Anonymous said...

You should check out the statutes in Iowa... They're so broad that literally you could have a so-called legitimate OWI notch in your belt and never drink -- ever. I was doing some research on trial attorneys in Iowa City and came across the laws. Scary stuff.


Anonymous said...

Cops are so stupid. When someone has a 0.0 BAC, you don't give them a DUI/DWI... unless the arresting officer wants to lose their job.