|Pictured Above: James Loney. Source: Los Angeles Times.|
James Loney, a Los Angeles Dodger’s baseball player was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. Loney was arrested in November of 2011, after allegedly sideswiping several cars in his Maserati on the 101 Freeway. The officer that arrested him after the accident stated that he appeared to be intoxicated or under the influence of “something”. On Wednesday, the City Attorney stated that there was insufficient evidence to bring charges against Loney since his alcohol and drug tests came back negative. Because of this, Loney will not be criminally charged for the incident.
California law states that it is against the law for any person to operate a motor vehicle while they are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If you are pulled over because a police officer thinks that you are intoxicated, you will be given field sobriety tests. If you fail the field sobriety tests, you will be arrested and taken to jail. In addition, your license will likely be suspended or revoked and you will be forced to pay penalties and fines.
If you are charged with drunk driving, contact an experienced and skilled criminal defense attorney to assist you in fighting your charges. Possible defenses to failing field sobriety tests include instrument malfunctioning, environmental conditions or physiological conditions.