Everyone is accountable to
DUI laws, even celebrities. Recently, Sally Struthers, an actress best known
for her role on the classic TV show the All in the Family, was taken into
custody when she was discovered driving drunk in Maine. The actress was
arrested at 12:30 a.m. on September 12, and charged with Operating Under
Only a few states invoke the OUI charge, which is slightly different from
a more common DUI or DWI. OUIs encompass more than just driving in a vehicle.
A person can merit an OUI even if he or she is not driving the car at
the time of the arrest. The car can even be stopped and not running, but
if the police have a justifiable reason to believe that the suspect was
driving while drunk, he or she can still be taken to jail.
TMZ says that the 65-year-old was handcuffed and released shortly after
she arrived at the jail on a $160 bail. Her arraignment won't be until
December. Because this is Struthers first DUI, she will not put in jail.
Instead, she could end up with a $500 fine and a 90-day license suspension
for her crime. She will want to have a competent and convincing lawyer
with her in the court room in order to fight for the lowest sentence possible.
In Florida, offenders are normally charged with a DWI or DUI, rather than
an OUI. Still, the sentence can be serious, and you may lose your license
for an extended amount of time, spend days behind bars, or have to give
up thousands of dollars in fines. If you want to avoid these inconvenient
charges, then talk to a Fort Lauderdale DUI lawyer at Parks & Braxton,
PA right now!