Driving under the influence of alcohol is a common offence. A lot of drivers don’t get caught, but for those who do attract the attention of the cops, a sobriety check can prove disastrous. But whilst it might be inconvenient to end up with a suspended license, it is a whole lot worse if you end up involved in a road traffic accident and kill someone as a result of being intoxicated and in charge of a moving vehicle. So with such dire consequences associated with drink driving, why on earth would a celebrity take such a risk?
The World of Celebrity
Life in the world of celebrity is cushioned from reality. Celebrities earn a lot of cash and spend much of their time surrounded by sycophants who cater to their every whim and say they are innocent even when they clearly are not.
It is a life of massive entitlement, and although many celebrities are mild-mannered individuals who prefer to stay out of the public eye wherever possible, there are plenty who actively seek notoriety and attention. And with notoriety comes excess, which in many cases involves making stupid decisions about whether it is a good idea to drive home from whatever nightspot they happen to have wasted an evening in.
Bad boy Justin Bieber was arrested in the early hours of Jan 23 2014, for allegedly taking part in an illegal drag race, driving under the influence, and resisting arrest. It’s not the first time Bieber has had a brush with the law, but in this instance, thanks to a deal struck by his DUI attorney (and a low alcohol breath test result at the scene), Bieber was able to avoid a conviction.
Lindsay Lohan is no stranger to DUIs. In fact it is safe to say that Ms Lohan is better known for her frequent off-screen bust-ups with the law than she is for her on-screen acting career. Lindsay has been the subject of several DUIs over the years, and has spent time in jail as a result. She was even been fitted with an alcohol monitoring device in 2010 to prevent her from abusing booze and drugs,
Troubled actress, Amanda Bynes, has also had her fair share of brushes with the law. She notched up her first DUI in 2012, but the most recent case was in September 2014. In this instance the LA District Attorney decided not to prosecute.
Prior to her humiliating arrest for a DUI, most people assumed Reese Witherspoon was a pretty wholesome sort of celebrity. Reese and her husband, Jim Toth, were pulled over by officers in April 2013. Toth, who was driving, failed a sobriety test, but to make matters a lot worse, his wife resisted arrest and caused a massive scene. The news of her spectacular fall from grace went viral at the time.
The moral of this story is: driving under the influence is dumb. Either catch a cab, or stick to drinking water. And if you are caught, make sure you hire a good DUI attorney from a firm like You Are Innocent.