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Actress Sally Struthers Arrested for Operating Under the Influence

Actress Sally Struthers Arrested for Operating Under the Influence

Posted By Parks & Braxton, PA || 18-Sep-2012

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 the Influence.

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!

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