Pensacola, Florida – A lawyer who represents victims of drunk drivers was arrested on suspicion of DUI (Driving Under the Influence) on Saturday. He was driving a Lamborghini at high speeds in Pensacola Beach, Florida. Six hours later, he was released on bail, according to jail records obtained by KTLA.
At around 3:30 a.m., he was arrested into the Escambia County Jail, for driving under the influence. Documents showed he had unlawful levels of alcohol in the blood, said KTLA. He was freed on a $500 bond.
Maloney is popular for appearing on television commercials, claiming he won’t represent clients in a drunk driving case. According to his webpage, he is a Juris Doctor from Samford University. He covers legal cases involving: motor vehicle accidents, DUI victim’s, insurance claims and personal injury claims.
“Believe it or not I still sometimes get calls from people who think they can convince to represent them in a drunk driving case. If you drink and drive and hurt someone, don’t call me, I’m not going to represent you, if anything, I am going to be the lawyer after you” said Maloney in a Youtube video.
The Alabama-based attorney is scheduled to appear in court in June 1, said KTLA. According to videos he published in 2012, he used to cover injury cases at no cost, unless a recovery was obtained.
Impaired driving in the United States
Every day, 28 people in the country die in motor vehicle accidents caused by drunk people, said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This is the same as one death every 53 minutes. The annual cost of alcohol-related crashes accounts more than $44 billion.
The CDC explains that only two alcoholic drinks can cause some loss of judgment, relaxation, altered mood and decline in visual functions. Drinking four to five drinks can lead to poor muscle coordination, concentration loss and impaired perception.
On Saturday police arrested a 24-year-old man on DUI charges, after he caused a four-vehicle crash near Disney World, Orlando. A 15-year-old boy called Richard Delgado passed away at the Dr. Phillips Hospital, as a consequence of the accident.
On Sunday morning, three people were hospitalized in Phoenix because of a car crash. The latter was caused by a 19-year-old intoxicated driver. She reportedly ran a red light and hit another car at 19th Avenue and Grant Street, said 12 News.
Source: KTLA 5