New York Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain pleaded guilty to first-offense DUI in Lancaster County Court on April 1 after getting pulled over for speeding last year.
Judge Laurie Yardley sentenced Chamberlain to nine months probation and ordered a $400 fine for the DUI. She also impounded his driver’s license for 60 days. Yardley communicated very sternly to Chamberlain in an effort to dissuade him from the possibility of a second DUI charge or causing a serious car accident.
Our DUI accident lawyers know from a long history of experience that driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) causes more and more car accidents every year. The number of DUI accidents increases despite teaching and instructing about the dangers of driving while intoxicated.
Late night on October 18 last year, Chamberlain was pulled over by a Nebraska State Patrol trooper on U.S. 77. The trooper smelled alcohol and saw an open bottle of Crown Royal in the passenger seat. Prosecutors later said Chamberlain’s blood alcohol level tested at 0.134. The legal limit is 0.08.
Our firm’s DUI accident lawyers stress the dangers of driving under the influence of anything: alcohol or drugs. DUI accidents are always preventable when you are the one who is intoxicated and has the choice of whether or not to drive. Your decision could lead to pain and suffering that lasts for years to come.
We are on the side of the law in matters like this because impaired driving is dangerous driving not just to the driver, but to pedestrians and other drivers on the road.
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