I’ll drink to that!

Seems tipplers in Fairfax Count can have one more for the road now. A Fairfax County Judge, Ian M. O’Flaherty, is dismissing DUI cases because he feels that Virginia DUI law assumes defendants who fail breath tests are guilty first, and then must prove their innocence. As we all learned from OJ, you’re innocent until proven guilty in the court of public opinion, not the courts.

And in this court, O’Flaherty took exception to the law’s double assumption of guilt

1 Comment so far

  1. Been_there (unregistered) on August 15th, 2005 @ 4:56 pm

    Where was this judge when the cop at the station wouldn’t give me water b/c it might mess up his breathalyzer reading!?!?

    There is the fine line btwn having constitutional rights as a citizen and not having rights b/c your privilege as a citizen has been evoked once you have committed a “crime”.

    I want my water!



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