California judges have a wide range of discretion in choosing a DUI sentence. In addition to jail time and probation, a judge may also order a SCRAM ankle device, which monitors alcohol consumption, an ignition interlock device, DUI school, community service, or even alcohol rehab. Most of the time, a first time DUI will not result in mandatory rehab, but it may be a good idea to voluntarily enter a rehabilitation facility. If a judge believes that alcohol or substance addiction may have contributed to a DUI, they may order rehab. A judge may instead order a person with a DUI conviction to attend AA or other support meetings.
People reports on Vince Vaughn entering a no contest plea to a DUI charge.
Vince Vaughn’s attorney entered a plea of no contest on his client’s behalf for a DUI charge.
The charge stems from a July 2018 DUI arrest that occurred at a DUI checkpoint in Manhattan Beach, California. In September, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office released a statement confirming the actor’s charges. He was charged with driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage and driving with a blood-alcohol content of .08% or higher along with refusing to comply with a police officer and submit to a search.
A judge sentenced Vaughn to three years of summary probation. He was also ordered to complete a 3-month alcohol program and pay an unspecified amount in fines. Vaughn was also warned that should he drive drunk again and be involved in an accident that kills someone, he could be charged with murder.
While on probation, Vaughn cannot refuse any alcohol screening test requested by law enforcement.