Actress Estella Warren Arrested on DUI Charges

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

It’s no secret that Hollywood's young and restless keep Los Angeles DUI lawyers pretty busy.  In the latest DUI incident involving a star, Planet of the Apes star Estella Warren, has been arrested and charged with DUI.  She also faces a number of other charges, including resisting arrest and battery on a law enforcement officer.

According to news reports, Warren was involved in a car accident in Los Angeles on May 23rd.  She crashed her Toyota into three other cars.  She then did what Los Angeles DUI defense attorneys would not advise - she fled the scene of the accident.

The cops soon apprehended her.  However, Warren allegedly began to resist arrest, fighting and attacking the officer.  When she was taken to the station, she apparently slid out of her handcuffs, and tried to run out of the station.  She was apprehended again.  She might have been charged with attempted escape, but since she had not been formally booked at the time she tried to make a run for it, that charge did not apply.  Warren was lucky that she's escaping – no pun intended - on a technicality.  If she had been charged with trying to escape which is a felony charge, she could've been looking at a much heftier prison term.  She's currently out on $100,000 bail.

Trying to flee the scene of an accident, attacking police officers, and trying to make a run for it - none of this helps a DUI case.  In fact, it simply makes for an easier case for the prosecution.  That doesn't mean, however, that one should simply roll over and admit to DUI.   It does help to get in touch with a DUI defense lawyer as quickly as possible, and avoid making any incriminating statements or confessions at the scene.