Earlier this week, police arrested the former host of a well known TV show, American Gladiators. The host, Mike Adamle, was not only a TV personality, but also was a professional football player. A few San Diego DUI lawyers have had the privilege of representing professional football players. For example, a well-respected drunk driving lawyer in San Diego had the pleasure of representing Vincent Jackson, also known as “Action Jackson.”
While Mike Adamle was a running back, Vincent Jackson was a wide receiver. It appears that police officers do not discriminate based on position on the football field. One might suspect that police would be more likely to cut a break to a professional athlete or other celebrity. But San Diego DUI defense lawyers know that the pressure on law enforcement officers to make arrests significantly reduces the chances that a patrol officer will play favorites with, or throw a softball (pun intended) at, their favorite athlete.
This wouldn’t be the first celebrity arrest for DUI. In fact, it seems that a whole spate of DUI arrests have occurred lately involving well known individuals. Having said that, it is also true that Hollywood has always had a tendency to produce actors and others in the entertainment industry who drink or use drugs to excess and suffer the consequences later.
What is unusual about Adamle’s arrest is that he is 61 years old. Usually it is younger celebrities that find themselves on the wrong side of the DUI laws and in need of the services of a San Diego drunk driving attorney. Based on the arrest of this sixty-something actor, it appears that this stereotype, like other stereotypes, doesn’t always hold true.
Although stereotypes may not always be reliable, principles generally are. One principle to rely on when it comes to athletes, students, attorneys – or people in any occupation or pursuit – is that perseverance is an essential component of success. So, keep your nose to the grindstone, but don’t get stoned and drive.