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Strange But True – DUI & A Toy Truck

Steve ObermanSometimes DUI defense lawyers come across a story that bears repeating–even at the expense of the poor defendant.  A Jonesboro, Arkansas woman crashed her Pontiac Grand Am into the panels beneath a trailer home.

The woman, described by the owner of the damaged property as grossly intoxicated, then jumped into a child’s “Power Wheels” truck and tried to drive away.  Ultimately, she was arrested close by at her mother’s house where she registered .217% blood alcohol on a preliminary breath test device.  KAIT-TV reported that she was subsequently arrested for DUI, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Public Intoxication, Driving on a Suspended License, and other charges.  http://craigheadcounty.kait8.com/news/crime/100426-jpd-woman-charged-dwi-after-trying-drive-toy-truck

The morals to the story are first, don’t drive under the influence of an intoxicant; second, don’t leave the scene of an accident–particularly in a toy vehicle.  Be aware that some states prohibit driving under the influence in any self-propelled vehicle.  In other states, you need not even be driving a motorized vehicle.  Some states criminalize driving under the influence while on a bicycle, or even a horse.

If you were arrested in Tennessee for DUI, but you were not attempting to drive a toy vehicle, contact the lawyers at Oberman & Rice, to learn more about DUI Defenses.

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Steve Oberman

Since graduating from the University of Tennessee Law School in 1980, Mr. Oberman has become established as a national authority on the intricacies of DUI defense law. Steve is a former Dean of the National College for DUI Defense, co-author of a national treatise ("Drunk Driving Defense" published by Aspen/Wolters-Kluwer), and author of "DUI: The Crime and Consequences in Tennessee" (published by Thomson-Reuters/West). He has taught thousands of lawyers, judges, and members of the general public about the intricacies of this crime. Steve was selected as a Fulbright Scholar to teach American Criminal Law and American Trial Advocacy at the University of Latvia School of Law in 2019; in 2023 taught for a semester as a visiting professor at Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) Faculty of Law in Budapest, Hungary; and as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Ljubljana Faculty of Law in 2024. Steve has also presented at a number of judicial conferences in the United States and Canada as well as for law enforcement agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Czech Republic Police Academy. As a Tennessee DUI attorney, Mr. Oberman has successfully defended over two thousand clients charged with Driving Under the Influence of alcohol and/or drugs. In 2006, Mr. Oberman became the first DUI lawyer in Tennessee to be recognized by the National College for DUI Defense as a Board Certified Specialist in the area of DUI Defense law.

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