Reports are indicating that golf pro, Tiger Woods, may have a new girlfriend. What makes this so significant to a New York Criminal Lawyer is that this young lady was arrested on a DWI charge in Orlando, FL, last year. This story was just broke this past Sunday and has been making its way around many of the news outlets this week.
The DWI arrest came after the 22-year old rear-ended a truck and caused it to roll. During her interview with the Orlando police officers who responded to the crash, she stated that she had not had any sleep for about four days and that all she had eaten in two days was an apple. She also admitted that about six hours before the collision that she only had two “tiny” glasses of wine, sources told a NY Criminal Attorney.
As part of the officer’s investigation, he asked the suspect what her level of intoxication was on a scale of zero to 10 with zero being sober, and her response was (expletive) 10. Her blood alcohol concentration measured at almost three times the legal limit at .21. A Bronx Criminal Lawyer was also informed that she was also barefoot during her sobriety tests and had difficulty in maintaining her balance. There was at least one point during the sobriety test that she exclaimed to the officer that she could not do it. She was arrested and charged with DWI with property damage or personal injury. The charges would be downgraded later to reckless driving.
DWI is very serious and unfortunately, the only reason this DWI case is getting much publicity is that the girl has been linked to Tiger Woods. Her stepdad allegedly works for an agency that had once represented the golf pro. She is also reported to have been a key part of his relationship with the agency. This would also be the latest in a series of personal relationships that Tiger Woods has been involved with in recent years that has both made headlines and has caused problems with his career.
Being charged with a DWI is a serious offense, the can alter relationships, affect your employment and leave you with a host of serious consequences. If you have been charged with this offense, it is important to act promptly and seek legal counsel to ensure that your rights are protected.
The law firm of Stephen Bilkis and Associates has defended many clients facing criminal offenses, and has the necessary experience to fight for your freedom when facing a serious criminal charge