On Thursday in Fullerton, a man was pulled over by cops for a routine traffic stop. Once stopped, Mr. Robert Castro threw a methamphetamine pipe out of the car. After giving officers his driver’s license and being questioned for a few minutes about suspected drug use, he decided to try and run from the cops. After a short chase, police officers used Taser darts to subdue the suspect. He was then taken to the hospital. He was later charged with driving under the influence and resisting arrest.
When most people think of DUI’s, they think the person has consumed too much alcohol. However, often people forget that if someone is under the influence of drugs while driving, they will also be charged with a DUI. This applies no matter if you are stopped by officers in Irvine, Fullerton, Anaheim or Newport Beach.
It is also important to note that fleeing from the cops is a huge crime and comes with additional charges and penalties. Instead of resisting arrest, suspects who are arrested should call a trusted and reliable defense attorney to help them through the legal process.
If you have any questions about this case, driving under the influence, or your own DUI charges, please contact Orange County Criminal DUI attorney William Weinberg @ 949.474.9700 or 714.834.1400 for a free consultation.