A Montana man was arrested for drunk driving after driving to a local jail to bail out his wife who was earlier arrested that night for a DUI, reports the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. This arrest was the third for 62-year-old Rick Fancher.
On Thursday night, 44-year-old Stacey Jo Fancher was driving with her husband in the passenger seat. They passed a sheriff's deputy, but Stacey Fancher failed to dim her lights. She was stopped and given a Breathalyzer test. She tested for a blood alcohol level of 0.20 percent -- well over twice the legal limit -- and was arrested and cited with an aggravated DUI.
Three hours later, Rick Fancher arrived at the county jail to bail out his wife. He too appeared intoxicated and jail staff asked that he undergo a breath test. He tested above the legal limit with a 0.178. However, Rick Fancher then proceeded to leave the jail while driving away in his Toyota truck.
Ironically, the same deputy that arrested Stacey Fancher was also waiting at the intersection to arrest Rick Fancher. The deputy recognized Rick Fancher as the husband of his earlier arrestee. The husband reportedly admitted to drinking nine beers and possibly four shots of bourbon in the two hours before his wife's arrest. Another blood alcohol test indicated that Rick Fancher had a blood alcohol level of 0.159 at the time of arrest.
Contact a Seattle DUI Attorney
If you or someone close to you has been arrested for a DUI in the Seattle area, you will want to consult with an experienced attorney. DUI arrests can lead to very serious penalties including jail time and monetary fines. In addition, repeat DUI offenders should be aware that they face even more severe penalties.
To learn more about the penalties you face and options for your defense, contact an attorney at Wolff Criminal Defense by calling 425-284-2000.