San Diego DUI Suspect Attempts To Flee, Injures Sheriff's Deputy

Posted by Neil Shouse | Oct 14, 2008 | 0 Comments

A San Diego County Sheriff's deputy was injured after his holster got caught on the door of a vehicle he had just pulled over and the driver tried to flee the scene, dragging the deputy. According to an article in the San Diego Union-Tribune, Deputy Robert Gibson had stopped the 46-year-old man on suspicion of drunk driving in San Diego County after seeing him drive his truck on the bike lane for several blocks.

Gibson had reportedly spotted beer on the bed of the truck and smelled alcohol. Gibson stood by the driver's door and asked him to turn off the engine and hand over the vehicle's keys. But, the driver suddenly drove off and dragged the deputy with him. The truck jumped over a curb on the center median. Gibson was thrown and landed on some bushes where he hit a tree. The man was eventually arrested shortly afterward in a parking lot nearby.

How many times do we see people trying to evade police or start a chase? It always ends exactly the same way – with the fleeing driver being apprehended. Always remember that if you are stopped on suspicion of drunk driving, it does not mean you will get arrested. Even if you do get arrested, there are many ways to prove that you were not driving drunk.

If you have been charged with a DUI, you need a truly experienced Southern California Drunk Driving defense lawyer, who will independently investigate the case and help you fight your DUI. Call us today to discuss your case.

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Neil Shouse

Southern California DUI Defense attorney Neil Shouse graduated with honors from UC Berkeley and Harvard Law School (and completed additional graduate studies at MIT).


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