Posted on: March 27, 2015 by in DUI
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California Vehicle Codes 23152(a) and 23152(b)

Orange County DUI defense attorneyDUI could not be more serious. If you’re charged with DUI in Orange County, contact an experienced Orange County DUI defense attorney immediately. Sometimes drunk drivers, in their efforts to avoid arrest and conviction, come up with some of the most desperate stunts and antics. They never work. If you’re stopped for suspicion of DUI, cooperate while politely exercising your right to remain silent, and call a good DUI attorney immediately. That’s what one 20-year-old driver should have done in February.

Bryan Byers, of Sparta, New Jersey, was charged with DWI after colliding with a guard rail and a stop sign. But that’s only where this story begins. The resourceful Byers, rather than notifying the police or calling an attorney, called a friend. Alexander Zambenedetti soon arrived with some 5-gallon buckets of water. They dumped the water on the roadway to create black ice.

For southern Californians who haven’t experienced it, “black ice” is a thin coating of glazed ice on a roadway. It’s virtually transparent, allowing black asphalt and macadam roadways to be seen through it – hence the term “black ice.” Black ice makes it almost impossible for drivers to maintain traction, and it causes thousands of minor accidents – as well as a few serious ones – every year, mostly in the northeast states and the Midwest. Byers and Zambenedetti conspired to tell police that black ice was the cause of Byers’ crash. Police arrived before the two could complete their scheme, and officers saw skid marks under the ice that the suspects had created.

Both men were arrested for DWI, which is called DUI in California. If you are charged with DUI in Orange County under California Vehicle Codes 23152(a) and 23152(b), don’t get any creative ideas. You could face additional charges if you tamper with evidence or attempt to cover up evidence. Instead, get the help you really need, and contact an experienced Orange County DUI defense attorney as quickly as possible.

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