Premier Harrisonburg Reckless Driving Lawyer: Bob has been practicing law for 30 + years. He routinely represents people charged with reckless driving, speeding, DUI and DWI in Harrisonburg, Staunton, Waynesboro, Luray, Woodstock, Rockingham County, Augusta County, Page County and Shenandoah County.
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Premier Harrisonburg Reckless Driving Lawyer: Many police forces in the United States now arrest anyone and everyone they find driving who smells of an alcoholic beverage or might be consuming legal or illegal drugs. For example, in November, 2010, Darrell Gabbard completed his janitorial job and headed to Whataburger for an early morning meal. Gabbard was stopped by police for some traffic infraction. The Officer began a DUI investigation. Foolishly thinking he had nothing to fear because he was innocent, Gabbard attempted the roadside gymnastics. Gabbard told the Officer that he might have problems due to nerve damage in his feet. The Officer promised to take that into account. The Officer arrested Gabbard because of his performance on the roadside coordination battery. Gabbard offered his paycheck to show he was coming from work, not a drinking establishment, but to no avail.
Premier Harrisonburg Reckless Driving Lawyer: At the station, Gabbard blew a 0.00 g/210L breath sample. So the police directed him to provide a urine sample; he did. The police directed him to provide a blood sample; he did. Gabbard was innocent so he knew Law Enforcement would do right by him. The Police then held him in jail overnight. Eventually the urine sample and the blood sample also came back negative so the DUI charge was dropped. Gabbard sued the City of Atlantic Beach. The City settled with Gabbard for $20,000 for his baseless arrest.
Premier Harrisonburg Reckless Driving Lawyer: Gabbard had never been arrested before for anything. Within two weeks of his arrest, Gabbard’s mother, who lived in another state, was diagnosed with Dementia. Because of his pending DUI charge, innocent Gabbard was not allow to leave Florida to visit her. Gabbard had to wait almost four months for the urine and blood test results to come back. During that time he could not apply for any new cleaning jobs because a background check would reveal the pending wrongful DUI charge. Because of his reduced income, Gabbard and his wife were forced to leave their rented home and live in a car at a rest stop. The rest stop offered better bathrooms. Gabbard’s wife had recently discovered she was diabetic and required ready access to a bathroom. When the wrongful charge was dismissed no one apologized to innocent Gabbard. The official records still show that he was arrested for DUI. Wrongful arrests for DUI happen often in the United States.