I recently wrote about a case that PA DUI Attorney Shawn Dorward represented where his client’s severe illness was mistaken for a DUI. This is not an isolated incident. In fact, overzealous police officers who are locked-into arresting as many people as possible commit this type of oppression sometimes frequently all over the country. What’s worse, instead of getting reprimanded for abuse of power by arresting innocent citizens, these officers are rewarded and commended.
My good friend Utah DUI Attorney Glen Neely recently represented a case where the police officer arrested a disabled man with cerebral palsy and charges him with a DUI. CBS News covers the story:
After Inquiry, Charges to Be Dropped Against Utah Man With Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy Who Could Not Perform Field Sobriety Test
(CBS) A Utah man who suffers from cerebral palsy, epilepsy and other disabilities was stopped while riding a motorized bicycle and charged with DUI after admitting he takes medication.
So we have an unfortunate disabled man who deserves our help and sympathy wrongfully arrested by a trooper who is hell-bent on arresting anyone she can for DUI and has used devious methods to cover up her faults. She is so “locked-in” that she has made more DUI arrests than anyone in the country. Then the Utah Highway Patrol, instead of reprimanding her on this gross injustice, goes on to praise her because of the volume of arrests she’s made. Way to go guys! Arresting a disabled person and making his already tough life miserable and then not being responsible enough to admit your mistake until you were exposed by the media. Sounds a lot like a schoolyard bully if you ask me.
My friends, this is not DUI enforcement; this is oppression. Officers all over the country are blatantly arresting innocent people like you and me and getting away with it. That is a crime and it is the job of DUI attorneys like myself to protect you from corrupt police officers.