The Phoenix DUI Law Blog

June 2012 Archives

Driving high just may be the new driving drunk. On Friday, police arrested a Mesa man who allegedly drove high on pot with his 9-year-old daughter in the car, The Arizona Republic reports.

According to authorities, Eric Caviness admitted to smoking before driving. Caviness will probably be charged with aggravated DUI for the incident.

On Friday, a Mesa man was arrested on suspicion of DUI after going on a drunken joy ride in a stolen golf cart, The Arizona Republic reports.

Police found 21-year-old Jordan Huntley driving a stolen golf cart while drunk, authorities say. Mesa police arrested Huntley on suspicion of aggravated DUI, theft of a means of transportation, and driving on a suspended license, according to court documents.

You’re never too old to party. Unfortunately for one Scottsdale man, you’re never too old to get a DUI either.

Police have arrested a 93-year-old man for allegedly driving while drunk, AZfamily.com reports. Julius Elmer Gross reportedly refused to take a cab after tying one on at a local sports bar. When police pulled him over, Grosso refused to go down without a fight, authorities say.

On Monday, Tempe police arrested a Phoenix man who was found passed out in a hot car with his two toddlers inside, AZfamily.com reports.

Ramon Carrillo has been charged with two counts of aggravated DUI and two counts of child abuse for the incident. According to authorities, the interior of the car was between 115 and 120 degrees.

Some people don’t know when they’ve had enough. On Monday, Mohave County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Topock man who was allegedly driving with a blood alcohol level over four times the legal limit, The Arizona Republic reports.

Scott Jarc has been charged with nearly every level of DUI available in Arizona, including DUI, extreme DUI, and super extreme DUI.

When people hear "DUI" they usually think of drunk driving. However, most states, including Arizona, have DUI laws that encompass many different types of impairment, including drug use.

Below, we've included a few points about how drugged driving is detected and punished under Arizona law.

On Monday, the retrial for a man accused of killing four motorcyclists while driving under the influence of meth began in Maricopa Superior Court, AZfamily.com reports.

According to prosecutors, Michael Jakscht was high on methamphetamine when he plowed a dump truck into a group of bikers, killing four of them and injuring many others. Jakscht has been charged with four counts of vehicular manslaughter, and several counts of aggravated assault and endangerment, authorities say.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is seeking harsher penalties for players convicted of DUI offenses, Yahoo! Sports reports.

Since January, eight NFL players have been arrested for DUI offenses, according to SportingNews.com. In response to those incidents, Goodell issued a memo to the league warning of the dangers of driving drunk and the consequences both on the field and off.

Tempe Police have arrested the man they believe was responsible for a Memorial Day hit-and-run accident that took place near Rural Road and Broadway, AZfamily.com reports.

According to police, 19-year-old Justin Allen Erickson hit Jessica Durand while she was riding her bicycle then drove off before police arrived. Erickson told police that he fled the scene because he was drunk at the time, authorities say.

Some people drink a cold one at the end of the day to take the edge off. Others drink 22 cold ones.

On Thursday, police arrested a man who admitted to drinking 22 cans of beer before driving, The Arizona Republic reports. Mesa police hauled 22-year-old Lorenzo Romero-Mizques in on suspicion of extreme DUI, speeding, unlawful flight, and misdemeanor DUI.

On Tuesday, a Phoenix man was arrested after allegedly causing a fatal accident while driving impaired, AZfamily.com reports.

Alejandro German has been charged with manslaughter, aggravated assault, and two counts of endangerment. Authorities processed German as an impaired driver, implying that investigators believed him to be under influence of alcohol or drugs during the incident.

Which is worse: leaving your kid on the top of your car before drugged driving or driving high with your kid in the car? Another Arizona mother has been arrested for drugged driving. However, this mom was able to get her kid into the car before driving off.

Surprise Police arrested 25-year-old Callie Wooster for drugged driving with a child on board, The Arizona Republic reports. Wooster has been charged with aggravated DUI with a passenger under 15 and possession of drugs without a prescription.

Imagine leaving your baby in his car seat on the roof of your car, then driving off. John Goodman’s character did it in Raising Arizona. Now a Phoenix woman has reportedly done it as well.

On Saturday, Phoenix police arrested 19-year-old Catalina Clouser for DUI and child abuse after she drove off with her baby on the roof of her car, AZfamily.com reports. The 1-month-old baby was found the morning after the incident sitting in his car seat in the middle of the road near 45th Avenue and Cholla Street.