Arrested for DUI? You think no big deal. Let me set you straight. I am going to tell you a story.
Ever heard of Dak Prescott, starting quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys? He’s coming off a phenomenal rookie season and has been named to the Pro Bowl. His future couldn’t be brighter. He has all the skills to be a star in the NFL. And he was arrested for DUI.
On March 12, 2016, Prescott was arrested for driving under the influence in Starkville, Mississippi. Prescott took two breathalyzer tests, neither of which yielded a valid result. The first result was an “invalid sample” and the second was an “insufficient sample.”
Prescott was arrested and charged with speeding and driving under the influence in Starkville. His first court appearance is scheduled for April 11. Police records state that Prescott was pulled over at 12:31 a.m. and took two breathalyzer tests at 1:13 a.m. and 1:47 a.m. The first result was an “invalid sample” and the second was an “insufficient sample.”
He was released on bond “in good condition and without incident.”
On July 27, 2016, he appeared in Starkville Municipal Court and was found not guilty on all charges. Several sources have indicated that the DUI arrest caused Prescott to fall lower in the draft.
Now, I don’t know the particular of his case except to say that the Prescott case wasn’t the first DUI arrest involved faulty breathalyzer tests. What I can tell you is that the mere fact that he was arrested for DUI hurt his NFL draft. Of course, in his case, he ended up just fine with the Dallas Cowboys. But, how many of us are that fortunate? A DUI arrest (not a conviction) can ruin your life.
The DUI arrest for Dak Prescott turned out ok for him. How many of us can say that? How many of us can count on that? There are so many opportunities during a DUI stop for the police to get something wrong. If you’re stopped on suspicion of DUI or any other criminal offense, you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer at your side. You probably don’t have Dak Prescott’s name or fortune.