Los Angeles DUI Tip – Don’t Mess With the Drive Thru

Jerod Gunsberg, Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer

The easiest way to avoid a DUI in Los Angeles is to not drink and drive, but one sure way to get caught driving drunk is going through a fast food drive-thru while intoxicated. If the person taking you order, your money and or giving you your food at a fast food drive-thru believes you are drunk, they will call the police and report you. Yes, this is perfectly legal. The police are allowed to use a tip from a citizen informant to form the probable cause to stop you for DUI. All the fast food worker has to do is call the police and give them your license plate number along with the make and model of your car. If you even make it out of the parking lot before the police arrive, you’ll be pulled over very quickly, charged with a DUI and will you find yourself in need of a criminal lawyer to represent you – if you even make it out of the parking lot. Needless to say, your chances of the police being called increase if you are rude to the people working the drive-thru window.

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