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Man arrested for DUI, but may not have been driving

| Aug 24, 2012 | DUI |

In a college area like Clarke County, Georgia, police will no doubt be on high alert for drunk driving. It’s always suspected that young drivers are more reckless than adults. But sometimes when one is arrested for drunk driving, things may not always be as they appear.

This could be the case in a recent DUI arrest in another state that has garnered a lot of attention for the odd circumstances surrounding the incident. The man who was arrested, one of the founders of the famous footwear brand Crocs, was found allegedly passed out in his car by a witness, who called police.

According to a police report, the witness said that the man told her that he had pulled over to take a nap, but also alleged that his girlfriend was driving the car, even though there was no woman in sight.

According to police, the man was visibly intoxicated, but he told police that he did not drive to the location, because he was aware of the dangers of drunk driving.

The man refused to take a field sobriety test, which is his right. But he was arrested and had his blood drawn at the local jail. Georgia residents should be aware that they can refuse to cooperate, but police can get a warrant if that happens. The results of the man’s blood test were not available yet.

Perhaps the man was telling the truth that he hadn’t driven? Do police have proof that the man was driving the car? This could be difficult to prove.

Source: ABC News, “Crocs Co-Founder Accused of DUI, Blamed Taylor Swift,” Christina Ng, Aug. 14, 2012