Atlanta Baseball Player charged with DUI

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

At the end of last month, Atlanta baseball player Derek Lowe, a pitcher for the Braves, was pulled over by police for allegedly racing another driver in his 2011 Porsche.  The officers allegedly smelled a strong odor of alcohol on his breath and then requested that he do field sobriety tests.  Mr. Lowe complied with the field sobriety tests and the officers then asked him to take a breathalyzer which he refused.  Based on the observations of the officers, the results of the field sobriety tests, and the refusal of the breathalyzer, Derek Lowe was placed under arrest for DUI, improper changing of lanes, and reckless driving.  He spend the night at the City of Atlanta jail before bonding out the following morning. 

Every night in Gwinnett County, officers accuse drivers of driving under the influence.  Typically, the officer pulls the driver over for a mundane traffic offense and then feels that driver displays some sign of intoxication.  In the case of Mr. Lowe, the strong odor of alcohol on his person.  There are 3 standardized field sobriety tests that are administered.  Based on these tests, the officer often puts the driver under arrest if they perform poorly.  The Gwinnett County officer then must read the implied consent notice to the driver before asking them to take the breathalyzer.  A refusal can have negative implications on ones drivers license. 

If you are facing a DUI charge, call Gwinnett DUI attorney Richard Lawson for a free case analysis.  Mr. Lawson has helped thousands of clients get the best possible outcomes on their DUI cases.

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Richard S. Lawson is passionate about intoxicated driving defense. Unlike some attorneys, Mr. Lawson devotes 100% of his legal practice to helping people stand up for their rights against DUI charges. For more than 20 years, Mr. Lawson has dutifully fought for his clients' freedom, resolving more 4,900 impaired driving cases during the course of his career. Today, Mr. Lawson has developed a reputation as a skilled negotiator and continues to help clients by fighting to keep them out of jail.


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