In Arizona, a person can be charged with a super extreme DUI when their blood alcohol level is at .20% or above. A super extreme DUI carries a much harsher punishment, including up to 180 days in jail and over $3000 in fines and fees. Other consequences may include up to 5 years of probation, revocation of the person’s driver’s license, 30 hours of community service and possibly an ignition interlock device installed on the person’s vehicle.
The Phoenix metro area has seen its fair share of popular sports celebrities face DUI charges over the years. Recently, Phoenix Suns forward PJ Tucker was arrested for super extreme DUI in Scottsdale after he was pulled over for failure to stop at a traffic light. Officers reported that Tucker showed signs of impairment at the time he was pulled over and they noticed a strong smell of alcohol coming from his car.
An initial blood alcohol test registered at .201%. Remember that according to Arizona law, .08 is the limit for drunk driving. A second test performed a short time later showed Tucker at .222%, which automatically put him at the super extreme DUI level.
Arizona courts and prosecutors take super extreme DUI very seriously. They do not hesitate to pass down the harshest possible sentences in these cases.
If you are facing a Super Extreme DUI charge, it is vital that you contact an experienced DUI attorney such as Charlie Naegle immediately to assist you in fighting these charges. Charlie is familiar with the court system and the processes that take place and is able to help you in every step of your case. From protecting your rights to helping you avoid harsh penalties, Charlie will go to work for you.
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