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Friday, March 2, 2012

Groom Convicted of Felony DUI for Wedding Day Accident

Pictured Above: Christopher Paul Shore. Source: Orange County District Attorney's Office.


Christopher Paul Shore was convicted of felony drunk driving with injuries for an accident occurring on his wedding day. On July 7, 2011, Shore was driving home from his wedding celebration with his bride in the car while under the influence of alcohol. He then veered his car through four lanes and the car fell off of a dirt embankment and crashed into a tree. His wife was injured and he was arrested. Shore had four prior misdemeanor DUIs and was convicted of felony drunk driving with injuries for this incident. Shore now faces up to three years in prison.

Under California law, it is unlawful for any one who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs to drive a vehicle. If you are arrested for driving under the influence, the officer will make you take field sobriety tests and a chemical test. If you are convicted of driving under the influence, your license will temporarily be suspended, you will be ordered to take an alcohol education program, you will be forced to pay fines, you will be put on probation and you face jail time. If you are convicted of more than one DUI, you face steeper fines and longer jail/prison time. Being convicted of a felony DUI can also be a strike on your record. Therefore, if you are charged with Driving Under the Influence, please contact an experienced criminal defense attorney right away to assist you.

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