Florida man Phillip Jordan made national news as he was arrested for his ninth DUI last week.
It wasn't the fact that the 58-year-old man was arrested for nine DUIs that made the arrest so interesting. Instead, it was Jordan's reported defense that "beer is his coffee," reports The Inquisitr.
Jordan was stopped after he drove out of a KFC restaurant. An employee at the pickup window reported that Jordan arrived in a pickup truck and appeared to be seriously impaired. When police arrived at the scene, Jordan allegedly told them that he did drink an Icehouse beer for breakfast, explaining that beer acted as his coffee.
The police had Jordan undergo a series of field sobriety tests that the suspect failed. After arresting Jordan for impaired driving, authorities discovered that Jordan had eight previous DUIs in Georgia and Florida.
Adding to his woes, it was reported that Jordan may not have had the pickup truck's owner's consent before taking off in the vehicle drunk.
Repeat DUI Offenders
As you may know, lawmakers in the State of Washington are currently debating whether to adopt more strict DUI laws aimed at repeat drunk drivers like Phillip Jordan.
If the laws are adopted, a repeat DUI offender could face felony charges much earlier and may be incarcerated for longer periods of time. In addition, an offender may be required to install an ignition interlock device as a condition for being released from custody.
Contact a Seattle DUI Attorney
If you have been charged with a DUI in the Seattle or King County areas, you will want the assistance of experienced counsel.
Contact the DUI attorneys at Wolff Criminal Defense to learn how we can assist you. Call 425-284-2000 to schedule a consultation to discuss your case.