Chad Trebby thought that he had his man.
As the Gillette, Wyoming police officer watched a seemingly drunk man stumble to his car, Trebby waited for the suspect to turn on his vehicle and drive away. Once the unnamed suspect did so, Trebby pulled him over on suspicion of DUI.
Imagine Trebby’s dismay when a judge later dismissed the DUI case on the assertion that Trebby had reasonable suspicion to think that the man was drunk and thus endangered the safety of the public by letting the suspect drive away.
The following article not only imagines Trebby’s dismay but examines the reasoning behind the judge’s decison.
Contrary to the recent actions of a Pennsylvania man, DUI does not stand for “Didn’t Use Intelligence” but is rather short for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
I’m guessing Alin J. McNeely couldn’t have told you this when he was recently pulled over on suspicion of DUI in a vehicle that was missing a tire and a wheel. Contrary to what you might think, McNeely was not caught in Fred Flintstone’s ride.
A short blip on the radar screen of The Sentinel detailed how Middlesex Township police said that the 31-year-old McNeely was pulled over on the Harrisburg Pike in a white Nissan coupe that was missing a front wheel and without a tire on the rear wheel.
To no surprise, McNeely was charged with DUI, taken to the Carlisle booking center and detained at Cumberland County Prison. There was no word whether McNeely was eventually bailed out by Wilma, Pebbles, Dino or loyal friend-to-the-end Barney Rubble.