On June 4, it was reported that the former head coach of the New York Knicks, Derek Fisher, was taken into custody on suspicion of drunk driving. The report said that the arrest came after the former head coach flipped his vehicle while driving on U.S. 101.
Fisher was reportedly driving in Los Angeles with a passenger when his vehicle veered into the shoulder of the road. When the 2015 Cadillac hit the concrete curb and guardrail, it overturned before coming to a stop on its roof. Authorities said that they discovered that Fisher was driving under the influence and he was taken into custody.
Just hours after Fisher was taken into custody, he and his passenger, who was identified as former “Basketball Wives” star Gloria Govan, released a joint statement saying that they were grateful that no other individuals were involved in the incident. They also thanked their supporters.
Anyone can be charged with drunk driving, even if the driver was not over the legal limit. Those who are accused of DWI are at risk for facing certain legal consequences, including heavy fines, a loss of driving privileges and even potentially a jail sentence depending on certain factors in the case. A criminal defense attorney may help defendants keep their driving privileges so that they can continue to go to work while the case is still ongoing. Further, the attorney may also look for weaknesses in the prosecution’s case, such as the manner in which the field sobriety tests were conducted.
Source: FOX Sports, “The Latest: Fisher grateful to be OK after crash, DUI arrest“, June 4, 2017