RI Criminal Defense Lawyer forwards DUI Article

RI Criminal Defense Lawyer James E. Smith forwards this article.  One can’t help but notice the hypocrisy, however if you find yourself facing similar charges, call an experienced RI Criminal Defense Lawyer as soon as possible. My 24/7 number is 401-649-0335.  DUI is a serious charge in Rhode Island and can affect your criminal record and driving record.


Former MADD Head Charged With Drunken Driving

 Feb 25, 2011 – 12:58 PM

 Ben Muessig


Do as I say, not as I DUI.

Police arrested the former president of a Gainesville, Fla., chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving on Feb. 18, charging her with driving under the influence.

Officers pulled over Debra Oberlin, 48, at around 1:10 a.m. after seeing her vehicle veer across lanes of traffic, according to The Gainesville Sun. It’s always best to practice what you preach. Police in Florida say they arrested the former president of a local chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Debra Oberlin, and charged her with driving under the influence after a Feb. 18 incident.

Reports indicate the suspect — who headed a now-defunct chapter of the anti-drunken-driving group for three years in the 1990s — had bloodshot and dilated eyes and smelled of alcohol.

After struggling on a field sobriety test, Breathalyzer tests recorded Oberlin’s blood alcohol level as .234 and .239 — nearly three times the state’s legal limit of .08.

The former MADD leader reportedly told officers she drank four beers before getting behind the wheel.



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