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Man drives himself to station, asks for DUI arrest

| Jun 28, 2015 | Firm News |

This happens more than people think.  It sounds so rare but it does happen. I know that some people get purposefully arrested to get taken to the hospital/VA.  

I have seen a case where someone sat in front of CHP and drank a whole bottle of whiskey to then walk in and say he was DUI.  His goal was to go to the VA.  Other people feel that if they get a DUI they may get help for an alcohol issue (and they did not commit a DUI).  When police do not see driving it is the first real viable defense in a San Diego DUI case.  It will be interesting to see how this case turns out.  

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Authorities say a man drove under the influence of alcohol to a small-town Kentucky police station, where he requested that officers arrest him.

 Reports show that 26-year-old Christopher L. Stewart drove to Tuesday night to the station in Hopkinsville, near the Tennessee border, and slammed on his brakes, nearly hitting a police cruiser. The newspaper reports that Stewart approached officers and said he was ready to go to jail for DUI.

The paper says he told police he drank a pint before driving to the station. Police say Stewart also attempted to drink a closed bottle of fuel injector cleaning fluid, but officers stopped him.

He was charged with driving under the influence. It was unclear whether he had a lawyer to contact for comment on the case.

If you are charged with a San Diego DUI or other Criminal offense, you need to call our firm immediately. We are available to take action on your case today. Please email or call us at 858-751-4384 or email me at [email protected] to schedule a free consultation. The key is to be proactive.

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