At around 2:30 am on July 18, 2008, Mr. Felts was stopped in Indianapolis for speeding and not using a turn signal. As they pulled him over, he put his car in reverse and backed in to the police car. The officers noticed his speech, appearance and the smell of alcohol and suspected him of driving drunk. He failed the field sobriety tests and weakly blew into the breathalyzer machine. His BAC was .14, almost twice the legal limit. When they got him back to the station, he tried to conceal his BAC by not blowing long enough in the machine and by burping into it. According to the cops, that was like refusing a test, which gets your license suspended for a year. So they took his license away and charged him with DWI (thats what they call drunk driving in Indiana). He pleaded guilty to the charges and received a suspended sentence of 1 year in jail. He was also put on probation for a year, had to pay a fine of $700, had his license suspended for 90 days and was ordered to get treatment. He was also "reprimanded" by the Indiana Supreme Court for his actions.
This story proves that if you're famous or you are in Government, you can get away with much more than your typical American!!!! A judge who deals with DUI's gets one and is essentially given a "slap on the wrist", not to mention that he is still currently on the bench. So getting back to regular American Joe: He gets a DUI and his life gets ruined. This hypocrite gets one and it's business as usual. Am I crazy, or does that seem a bit unfair to me???