As Fox News points out, several DUI arrests over the past few months have involved Hollywood notables like Chris Klein, Jason Wahler, and Stephanie Pratt. Lindsay Lohan was also recently sentenced to 90 days in jail for violating her probation after arrested for drunk driving several years ago.
So, are more celebs driving drunk or are police simply getting more aggressive about arresting them?
According to a spokesperson from the Los Angeles Police Department, has implemented more DUI and sobriety checkpoints thanks to increased funding. Despite high-profile arrests of starlets like Paris Hilton and Khloe Kardasian, many celebs apparently believe that their fame will protect them from prosecution (some reporters claim this is the case but LAPD says otherwise).
Ironically, these celebrities have more than enough money to pay for a cab ride or even a chauffeur. Still, DUI arrests often have a negative impact on their careers and endorsement opportunities.
Source: Driving While Famous: Why Are More Stars Getting Busted for DUI? FoxNews.com, July 13, 2010
Contact a South Florida DUI defense lawyer if you have been arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.