Derek Lowe gets DUI

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

In late April 2011, at 10:00 at night, Atlanta police officers pulled over the 2011 Porsche of Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Derek Lowe, age 37,  for racing another car on Peachtree Road in Atlanta.  Mr. Lowe has been charged with DUI, improper lane change, and reckless driving.  He issued a statement saying that he hopes the court system can resolve his DUI case quickly.

Upon pulling over Mr. Lowe's vehicle, Atlanta officers noticed the odor of alcohol on Lowe's breath.  They asked him to comply with some field sobriety tests which generally include the horizontal gaze nystagmus, walk and turn, and one leg stand.  The officers then asked Mr. Lowe to submit to breathalyzer.  Lowe allegedly refused to submit to such a chemical test.  A  refusal of a breath test can potentially cause a one year suspension of your Georgia drivers license.  A conviction for DUI can lead to up to one year in jail, among other consequences.  Mr. Lowe was taken to the City of Atlanta jail and bonded out the following morning. 

If you are facing DUI charges, Atlanta DUI lawyer Richard Lawson can help.  Mr. Lawson is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to answer your questions.  Call him today for a free case evaluation.  Make sure to call within 10 days of your DUI to avoid adverse consequences to your drivers license. 

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Richard Lawson

Richard S. Lawson is passionate about intoxicated driving defense. Unlike some attorneys, Mr. Lawson devotes 100% of his legal practice to helping people stand up for their rights against DUI charges. For more than 20 years, Mr. Lawson has dutifully fought for his clients' freedom, resolving more 4,900 impaired driving cases during the course of his career. Today, Mr. Lawson has developed a reputation as a skilled negotiator and continues to help clients by fighting to keep them out of jail.


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