Ex-WWE champion wrestler Matt Hardy, age 36, was arrested recently in North Carolina for the second time in the past month on suspicion of DUI - driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. According to sources, police officers recieved a complaint from motorists that there was a possibel drunk driver on the raod late Monday afternoon. This driver allegedly almost hit two cars. The arresting officer reported that he spotted Hardy's car swerving all over the road. The officer inititated a stop and then a DUI investigation. The police officer claims that Hardy had slurred speech and sleepy eyes and demeanor. When asked to take field sobriety tests, Hardy began the walk the line test, but after taking a couple of steps, reportedly fell off the line.
Interestingly, Hardy submitted to a breathalyzer.... but it showed that he had not been drinking alcohol as the officer had suspected. Rather then let Hardy go, the officer called for reinforcement and a Drug Recognition Officer responded to the scene. After undergoing several more tests, Hardy was arrested for DUI and brough to jail. The investigation continues and Hardy is scheduled for court in November.
This is a similar scene to what happens in Cherokee County, GA in the cities of Woodstock and Canton. Cherokee officers stop thousands of motorists each year and ask them to take field sobriety tests. Sometimes the officer fails the driver on the field sobriety tests (tests like walking the line and the one leg stand), but then give the driver a breath test which the driver passes. The Cherokee County DUI officer will often then ask the driver for a blood sample as it will detect drugs. While marijuana and cocaine are commonly what they officers look for, more and more people are charged with DUI if they have prescription drugs in their system - things like Ambien, Klonopin, and Xanax. This is scary as many Woodstock and Canton residents are lawfully prescribed these medications.
If you are facing a Cherokee County DUI or DUI - drug offense, call Woodstock DUI lawyer Richard Lawson and his associate DUI attorneys for a free case consultation. DUI offenese have serious consequences in Cherokee County, GA, so don't settle for less than the best.