May 27, 2009
Robert Whitehead Might Need A Good DUI Attorney After Driving Drunk And Crashing Into Several Cars - Wait, He Is A DUI Defense Attorney
Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office Press Release Re: Whitehead Arrest
Destin, Florida (The Weekly Vice) -- Robert Scott Whitehead has some 'spainin to do. After authorities arrested him for driving drunk, crashing into two cars and then attempting to leave the scene of an accident - you might say he'll need a good DUI defense attorney.
Turns out, Robert Whitehead IS a DUI defense attorney.
According to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, Whitehead was driving intoxicated Saturday night when he hit a car at the intersection of U.S. Highway 98 and Scenic Highway 98. He then reportedly hit another vehicle a short time later. Both accidents created major traffic backups.
Investigators say they arrived on the scene to find Whitehead "heavily intoxicated" with watery, red eyes and slurred speech. While deputies were processing the scene, he reportedly told them "I don't want to go to jail."
When fire crews arrived on the scene, deputies say Whitehead attempted to place his vehicle in gear in an attempt to drive away. Officers managed to pull the keys out of the ignition before he could get very far.
After refusing to take a breath test, deputies were attempting to arrest him when they ran into problem after problem. Whitehead had trouble finding his license, insurance and registration and then later needed a deputy to help put his sandals back on his feet..
When deputies tried to walk him to the patrol car, he reportedly stumbled along and then had trouble putting his butt in the seat. Deputies say he finally settled on laying down on his left side while kicking his feet "as if to push off an object that was not there," according to the arrest report.
After arriving at the jail, Whitehead reportedly stumbled several times - at one point pushing a deputy up against a wall. After refusing to submit to a breath test he asked the deputy to call him a cab, according to the arrest report.
Whitrhead was booked into the Okaloosa County Jail on charges of DUI with property damage and personal injury, refusing to submit to a blood alcohol test and leaving the scene of an accident.
The Weekly Vice Opinion:
We noted Whitehead listed DUI cases at the very top of his "areas of practice" on a website he advertises on.
Mr. Whitehead - perhaps you should drop that DUI listing down to the bottom for awhile until this blows over? Just a thought.
p.s. Do you always kick at things that aren't there? Just curious.
The Weekly Vice
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