An email from the mayor is circulating in the legal community, describing a coordinating meeting with law enforcement getting hyper-vigilant. It concludes: “We will be EXCEPTIONALLY diligent in enforcing alcohol odinances and will have ZERO tolerance of people instigating problems LET EVERYONE KNOW that it will be easy to get arrested in Oxford this weekend.”
Writing in the Northside Sun, Wyatt Emmerich attacks Mississippi practices concerning DUI arrests as dubious and often illegal.
One note: He cites a “Colorado study that shows “20 percent of those arreted for DUIs had legal blood alcohol levels.” I made a pretty serious effort to find this study– could find lots of references […]
Tyrone Gowdy got picked up for a fourth DUI in Meridian. He was indicted for felony DUI; just before trial, he was offered a year in jail and a couple of years probation. He declined, and went to trial and was convicted.
After trial, the DA discovered that Gowdy had two prior felonies in […]