DUI Runs in the Family?

 Mother and Daughter Charged With DUI within Minutes of Each Other

Researchers have known for years that there is a link between alcoholism and a person’s genetics. In other words, a person’s genetics determine to some degree how likely they themselves are to be victims of alcoholism. For quite a few years, researchers have been doing studies trying to determine just how strong this link is.

For example, a news report out of Idaho Falls, Idaho, recently, indicates that the link may actually be very strong. On the other hand, maybe it is just a coincidence that 28 year old Alisha Gardner and her mother, 51 year old Diana Gardner, were both arrested for DUI in separate incidents, on the same night, within one hour of each other.

According to the news story, the younger Gardner was swerving in and out of her lane, posing a serious threat to other drivers and herself. Upon investigation, it was determined that her blood alcohol content was twice the legal limit. The elder Gardner then drove out to her daughter’s car. The police officer arresting Alisha Gardner smelled alcohol on Diana Gardner’s breath and arrested her as well.

There are other possible causes for this serendipitous situation. For example, genetics may not have even been a factor in both mother and daughter choosing to drink and drive. It may be that both women share a gene that causes them to process alcohol similarly and therefore perform badly on breath tests.

Whatever the case may be, if you are caught drinking and driving, you have a defense regardless of what the arresting officer may tell you, or even what a breath test says. Contact an experienced advocate to help you with your defense. Glen Neeley is a board-certified attorney who is dedicated to his clients’ success, and looks forward to working as your advocate.

Source: http://www.losangelesduiattorneyblog.com/2011/07/pasadena_dui_arrest_propensity.html

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