A Louisiana man was involved in a hit-and-run accident and did the smart thing and reported it to the police. Unfortunately, when Patrick Ruffner drove to the police station and reported the accident, the officer who was prepared to complete the accident report instead suspected that the 31-year-old was drunk, reports The Washington Post.
During the early hours of Sunday morning, Ruffner was apparently involved in an accident in the college town of Baton Rouge. Ruffner called the cops and told them about the accident. The officer told Ruffner to come into the station and complete the accident report, which Ruffner dutifully did,
Ruffner was apparently still drunk enough by the time that he arrived at the station that the officer had the young man undergo several field sobriety tests, which Ruffner failed. Ruffner was then arrested for drunk driving and he later admitted to police that he had been drinking shortly before the car accident. To top Ruffner's list of errors, the police also discovered that he was driving on a suspended license at the time.
Contact a Seattle DUI Attorney
There are many different circumstances as to how you may be arrested for a DUI. In some cases, you may be pulled over by the Washington State Patrol during an emphasis patrol. Other times, another driver may report your erratic driving. Or you may simply drive drunk to a police station as Patrick Ruffner allegedly did.
It doesn't matter how you are arrested for a DUI. If you have been charged with the crime, you will want a Seattle DUI attorney on your side advocating for your rights. To learn how an attorney can help your case, contact Wolff Criminal Defense by calling 425-284-2000.