Attorney Discipline For Drunk Driving. Agree or Disagree?

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A Not-So-Golden Oldie, by Mike Frisch, Legal Profession Prof, Legal Profession Blog

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The most overdue District of Columbia hearing committee report (perhaps ever) has finally been filed.

Attorney Wayne R. Rohde was convicted of felony hit and run in Virginia way back in 2005.

After a night of heavy drinking at a D.C. bar called Rumors, he drove home to Virginia. En route, he caused a head on collision that seriously injured a woman, backed his car away from the collision and drove home.

His effort to avoid detection failed in part because he had left his car bumper (with license plate affixed) at the scene.

He managed to convince the Court of Appeals to not suspend him pending the disciplinary proceedings, a departure from the court’s usual (indeed, nearly invariable) practice for felony convictions.

The hearing was competed on January 15, 2008.

The report was filed…

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Legalize Drunk Driving | Beautiful Anarchy

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Legalize Drunk Driving | Beautiful Anarchy.

I am very much opposed to drunk driving. If you are going to drive, don’t drink. If you have had more than one alcoholic beverage, don’t drive! Simple rule that I’ve never had any problem following. I do not agree with Jeffery Tucker that some drivers drive better after a few drinks. They self-report driving better. I’m certain sober drivers around them wouldn’t agree.

http://d268xzw51cyeyg.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2015/01/lawyer-you-should-always-take-a-breathalyzer-even-if-youve-been-drinking.jpgBut, to the subject … a couple of years ago, a friend had too much to drink at a bar in Goldstream Valley. The Valley is several miles from Fairbanks, where his home is. It would have worked out to $110 cab fare and he didn’t have that kind of cash on him. It was -30 degrees (that’s below zero), so walking wasn’t an option. He didn’t feel safe riding with any of the people who were leaving Ivory…

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