Kelly LeBrock, 53, was arrested for allegedly driving while under the influence of alcohol on November 30 in Santa Barbara, California, according to a recently filed police report. LeBrock rose to fame in the 1980s as the smoldering starlet of 80s cult classic Weird Science. She is also the ex-wife of Steven Seagal and the star of some widely aired Pantene shampoo commercials.
According to law enforcement officials, LeBrock was reportedly breaking numerous traffic laws immediately prior to police pulling over her vehicle. Specifically, LeBrock was allegedly speeding – exceeding the posted 55 mph speed limit, weaving in and out of traffic lanes and driving through stop signs.
When police pulled over LeBrock, they reportedly witnessed some signs of intoxication, including LeBrock smelling of alcohol, slurring her words and displaying bloodshot eyes. Consequently, as the police report explains, the officer at the scene requested that LeBrock submit to field sobriety testing, which she did – and which she reportedly failed. The initial police report does not specify whether LeBrock submitted to or refused blood alcohol testing in the form of a breathalyzer or blood test; nor does it state what LeBrock’s reported blood alcohol content was at the time of her arrest.
As of the date of this blog, LeBrock has yet to be formally charged with DUI.
Despite the fact that LeBrock has not yet been officially charged with DUI in the criminal justice system, she still has to mount a DUI defense case with the DMV in order to try to prevent her driving privileges from being suspended. When any DUI arrest occurs – even if the criminal charges are eventually dropped, the accused individual will have an administrative case to deal with at the DMV, and it will be essential that the accused requests a formal hearing within days of his or her arrest. Failing to request a DMV hearing after a DUI arrest will result in an automatic driver’s license suspension.
Denver DUI and Criminal Defense Lawyers
The authorities take allegations of DUI, particularly when they have allegedly been committed by individuals who have a criminal record or when they involve victims, extremely seriously, and these charges – even if a person is ultimately acquitted of them – can have a devastating impact on a person’s personal and professional life. If you or a loved one has been accused of DUI or of any felony or misdemeanor crime in Denver, you will need an experienced defense attorney who is dedicated to defending your rights.
At the Law Office of Andres R. Guevara, our skilled Denver DUI and criminal defense lawyers are committed to providing the accused with the best possible defense and to working tirelessly to helping them resolve their case as favorably as possible. As soon as you start working with our trusted criminal defense lawyers, we will begin investigating your case, interviewing witnesses and compiling evidence to support your defense. We will also work diligently to get the prosecution’s evidence against you thrown out of court and, whenever possible, to get the charges against you reduced or potentially even dismissed entirely. To learn more about your legal rights and receive expert advice on how to proceed with your case, contact us at (720) 379-8262.