Farmington Attorney Arrested; Blood-Alcohol Level 0.02
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) – People can be prosecuted on drunken driving charges with a blood-alcohol content below the state’s presumed level of intoxication of 0.08 percent. That’s the word from Farmington police and District Attorney Lyndy Bennett…
Farmington attorney Victor Titus was arrested this week on a charge of drunken driving after registering a blood-alcohol level of 0.02. The officer says he arrested Titus because the results of a breath test were not consistent with what he described as "observed impairment."
Mr. Titus happens to be a criminal defense attorney who defends clients charged with DUI in Farmington. The police would never abuse their authority, of course; no doubt entirely a coincidence and DUI arrests for .02% are commonplace.