Man Assaults Himself to Avoid DUI
Posted on Jun 8, 2011 in DUI/DWI
There have been many strange attempts to avoid a DUI charge including the myth that putting pennies in your mouth tricks a breathalyser and one man who ate his own underwear to soak up the alcohol in his stomach. In that long tradition of half-baked plans, Daniel Vagnini attempted to convince police that he had been assaulted as an explanation for his poor driving.
Police spotted the 22 year old Conneticut native running a stop sign and nearly crashing into another vehicle. The officers tried to follow Vagnini and eventually found him lying next to his car in some nearby woods with tattered clothes, missing his wallet and keys, and showing other signs of an altercation.
Vagnini had struck himself in the face repeatedly, torn his shirt, and thrown his wallet and keys in a nearby river. He tried to explain to officers that while drinking in nearby Hartford he had been assaulted and blacked out. The officers did not take long to see the many holes in the story, including how that would explain the absence of his keys, and arrested Vagnini for reckless driving, driving under the influence, and evading responsibility.
The best way to avoid a DUI charge is by securing a sober driver or taxi after a night of drinking, but if you or anyone you know has been arrested for DUI, contact Bloom Legal at 504-599-9997. We specialize in DUI cases and offer free, no obligation case evaluations.