If you’re already on probation, a DUI accusation could result in serious charges. While any DUI is a serious offense, being accused of DUI while on probation for other charges can result in probation being revoked, ending in jail time for the accused.
In August of this year, Wayne Allen Reid, a member of Aspen’s “over the hill gang,” a group of cocaine traffickers, was arrested on suspicion of DUI. The arrest came as a result of a traffic stop initiated because Reid did not have his headlights turned on. The arresting officer reported that Reid’s speech was slurred and he failed a field sobriety test, but refused to take a blood test to determine his blood alcohol level. He pled not guilty to DUI last week.
Back in 2011, Reid was convicted of smuggling 200 kilograms of cocaine between Aspen and Los Angeles during a 15 year span. He was released in March after completing 47 months of his 53 month sentence and was ordered to undergo supervised probation for 5 years. The terms of his probation included Reid not being able to consume alcohol or other illegal substances.
Reid’s parole officer submitted a petition to the court ordering Reid to take Antabuse, a medication that makes a person violently ill if they consume alcohol. This came after reports that Reid had been intoxicated at a wake for another drug trafficker. He also failed to show up for a scheduled substance abuse test which was required as part of the terms of his parole.
If you or someone you love has been accused of DUI, obtaining legal counsel as soon as possible is imperative. An experienced DUI attorney can assist you with achieving the best possible outcome for your case. Contact our office for a consultation.