On February 16, 2011, the Detroit Tigers all-star first baseman Miguel Cabrera was charged with DUI in St. Lucie County, Florida. A deputy observed Cabrera’s 2005 Land Rover with smoke coming from the hood on the side of the road and stopped to investigate. Allegedly, when the deputy approached Mr. Cabrera’s vehicle, he took a bottle of scotch and began drinking from it.
According to reports, Mr. Cabrera refused a breathalyzer and resisted arrest. In addition to DUI, he was charged with two misdemeanor counts of “resisting an officer without violence”, and a citation for a open container of alcohol.
Cabrera was released from the St. Lucie County jail on February 17 on $1,350 bond.
If Mr. Cabrera was charged with a New York DWI under similar circumstances, he would be facing at least a one year revocation of his driver’s license based upon the refusal to take a breathalyzer; fines and Court surcharges of approximately $900.00, would be required to pay a $750 “Driver’s Responsibility Assessment to the NYSDMV; be required to attend the Drinking Driver Program; and possibly be required to install an ignition interlock device in his vehicle for one year.
Contact the Westchester County Drunk Driving Attorneys at the Law Office of Mark A. Siesel online or toll free at (914) 428-7386 if you are charged with a DWI, other crime or traffic infraction for a free consultation to discuss your case in detail.