A 19-year-old man allegedly tried to steal the flashing red light on a stop sign in Cornville, but deputies with the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office were nearby at the time of the incident and ended up arresting the teenager. However, theft isn't the only criminal charge that 19-year-old Christopher McCollum faces.
The Arizona Republic reports that Christopher McCollum made the mistake of telling deputies that he tried to steal the flashing light after a night of drinking. Authorities then found that the suspect had a blood-alcohol level of .11 percent. Deputies arrested Christopher McCollum on suspicion of theft, underage drinking and driving under the influence.
Now it looks like the teenager will need an Arizona DUI attorney if he wants help with defense to the multiple charges. As of Tuesday, Christopher McCollum remained at the Camp Verde Detention Center on a $1,500 bond and another $1,500 bond from an unrelated case.
An Arizona DUI attorney not only defends clients against DUI charges, but also against other alcohol-related charges that can include underage drinking or minor in possession charges. The state of Arizona carries harsh penalties for underage DUI offenders, including a license suspension for up to two years, jail time, fines, probation, alcohol education classes, community service, and the installation of an ignition interlock. Other DUI penalties for offenders under 21 are at the discretion of the court. More information on DUI laws in the state can be found through our Related Resource pages.