Posted on Monday, May 6th, 2013 at 1:06 pm
Former guard for Arizona Wildcats Josiah Turner was recently sentenced to serve a two-day jail term and will pay a fine of $1,529 after pleading guilty to his extreme DUI, for which he was arrested last year.
According to reports, UA Police arrested Turner on April 26, 2012 with blood alcohol levels that were considered around the extreme DUI level. In addition to his other penalties, Turner will also need to complete a MADD program and will have to undergo alcohol evaluation. The former Wildcats guard will start his 2-day jail term by 4 P.M. at Pima County Jail. He declined to comment on the issue.
A review hearing is scheduled for Turner on February 5, 2014.
At Thompson & Volquardsen, P.C., our legal team works to protect the rights of those who are facing extreme DUI charges, like Turner. Call 602-510-9999 today to discuss how we can work to defend you in such a situation.
Posted on Thursday, April 4th, 2013 at 9:04 am
A woman died after she was struck by a car in Phoenix in an accident that police describe as bizarre.
Police said the accident happened at midnight on March 23 when an unidentified woman walked into the middle of the road, removed her clothes, and laid down in the street. The woman died after she was struck by a car driven by attorney Aimee Butel. Butel, also a former medical examiner, reportedly fled the accident scene, but police said they were able to track her down.
Butel was subsequently booked on charges of DUI and fleeing a fatal traffic collision scene.
At Thompson & Volquardesen, P.C., our legal team understands all too well how difficult it is when you lose a friend or loved one. We send our condolences to those affected by this tragic loss.
Posted on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013 at 9:33 am
An Arizona driver who was suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) was apprehended after he allegedly hit a parked car on Thursday, March 7.
Police reports state that 21-year-old Tyler Morrison told officers responding to the scene of a car accident that he did not know how his car struck a parked car, which was severely damaged. He later amended his story to blame the accident on a random man in a gathering crowd. After a group of people blamed him for crashing the car, he denied being the driver as he claimed that he was drunk and, as such, could not have been driving. However, the driver was then arrested after he failed a field sobriety test.
Morrison was later released from jail to a sober friend after being charged with an extreme DUI.
Facing the potential repercussions that an extreme DUI or other related charge carries can be frightening and overwhelming. Fortunately, our legal team at Thompson & Volquardsen, P.C., have experience guiding clients through the legal process when facing such charges. Learn about how we can help you protect your interests and rights by calling 602-510-9999 today.
Posted on Monday, March 4th, 2013 at 3:18 pm
A driver suspected of DUI was arrested after he tried to feel the scene after his car crashed into a tree on Brenan Circle on Saturday, February 23.
According to witness statements, the man ran from his car with a can of Four Lokos, a malt beverage, after it crashed to a tree. Police said they saw the 24-year-old driver running north on Paseo Del Flag, trying to escape the accident scene, shortly after 5:30 p.m. Additional police reports stated that the driver had a hard time communicating with authorities because he was so intoxicated. However, the driver denied that he was drunk and said he was running to the car to try to help.
The driver was booked in a county jail for DUI charges and resisting arrest. A search warrant was also issued for a blood test.
At Thompson & Volquardson, P.C., our attorneys understand just how devastating being charged with a DUI can be. As such, we work diligently to defend those facing such charges. Call 602-510-9999 to discuss your case and learn about how your charges may be reduced or dismissed.
Posted on Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 at 10:10 am
More than 4,000 drivers suspected of driving under the influence in Arizona were apprehended by special DUI task force officers during this past holiday season.
The Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety reported 4,371 drivers were apprehended by deployed DUI task force officers between November 24 and January 1. The arrest includes 1,098 arrests for suspected extreme DUI, 450 arrests for suspected aggravated DUI, and 934 arrests for drug-related incidents. The blood-alcohol average of those who were arrested was 0.15 percent, while the legal blood-alcohol content is 0.08 percent.
Records showed an increase in the number of DUI arrests from the year 2012 to 2013 mostly in several areas. These include violations such as extreme DUI, seatbelt citations, and child restraint violations.
If you were arrested for DUI, make sure you have the right representation on your side. Contact the experienced DUI attorneys of Thompson & Volquardsen, P.C., today by calling 602-510-9999.
Posted on Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 at 7:40 am
Arizona law enforcement officials are cracking down on drinking and driving during the holiday season, launching a special task force to identify drunk drivers on the road. This is being accomplished primarily through the use of checkpoints, although officers have also been dispatched to patrol roadways throughout the state.
Arizona is noted as having some of the toughest DUI laws in the country, and this special holiday task force is part of the state’s overall DUI policy. Already this holiday season, the Southern Arizona DUI Task Force has made a number of arrests. Over the Thanksgiving weekend, this group made 61 arrests, consisting of 58 misdemeanor DUI charges and 3 felony DUI charges.
The penalties for DUI conviction in Arizona are significant, so if you have been issued any alcohol-related driving charge, you cannot leave your defense to chance. For the aggressive legal defense you need, contact the Arizona DUI lawyers of Thompson & Volquardsen, P.C., today by calling 602-510-9999.
Posted on Monday, November 5th, 2012 at 10:24 am
On October 21, an Arizona State Representative was arrested, and charged with driving under the influence. The arrest took place in Scottsdale, Arizona around 7:30 p.m. after the State Rep’s vehicle was seen swaying into oncoming traffic on Pima Road.
A motorist on the same road called police after they observed the man’s vehicle swerving in the area. Police arrived in the area, and located the vehicle in question. When an officer attempted to pull over the driver, the man stopped suddenly in the middle of the roadway. Another officer was called in for backup, and the driver refused to be involved with field sobriety tests.
The man was placed in handcuffs, and then consented to a breathalyzer test. The results of the breathalyzer test indicated that his BAC was 0.137 percent, and the legal limit is 0.08 percent. The driver was then charged with driving under the influence. It is not clear at this time when his court date will take place.
Please contact the DUI defense lawyers of Thompson & Volquardsen, P.C. by calling 602-510-9999 today if you or someone you know has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence in the state of Arizona.
Posted on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 at 1:23 pm
A 56-year-old man was arrested in 2010 and charged with an extreme DUI. This charge meant that the man was operating a motor vehicle with a BAC of 0.15 or higher at the time that he was pulled over.
In November 2011, the man had the case against him dismissed based on evidence that was seen in his driving video that was allegedly recorded the day in question. After the case was dismissed, police re-examined the video and found evidence that the time and date stamp on it had been altered.
The man was re-arrested for his extreme DUI charge, and this time he was also charged with forgery, and tampering with physical evidence.
If you have been charged with an extreme DUI, it is important to have experienced representation on your side. Please contact the extreme DUI lawyers of Thompson & Volquardsen, P.C. by calling 602-510-9999 today.
Posted on Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 at 6:24 am
Posted on Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 at 12:40 pm
During the first half of the Labor Day weekend, spanning from Wednesday to Sunday, police officers across the state of Arizona arrested nearly 400 people on suspicion of driving under the influence.
The statistics were made public on Sunday by the Office of Highway Safety. When compared to the same time frame as last year, the number of arrests have decreased. There were 617 arrests during the Labor Day weekend in 2011, and there were only 382 made this year.
Of the 382 DUI arrests, almost 33 percent of the individuals were arrested for an extreme DUI, which meant that their BAC was over 0.15 percent. Also, approximately two dozen drivers that were pulled over had been arrested before for driving under the influence.
If you have been charged with driving under the influence, please contact the DUI defense lawyers of Thompson & Volquardsen, P.C. by calling 602-510-9999 today.