Nine-Year-Old Arrested for DUI in the UK

Posted By Thomas V. Wallin || 23-May-2011

California DUI

Even though the following story does not involve a California DUI, it is a truly unbelievable drunk driving case. Luckily, this is something we rarely see in the United States.

According to The Telegraph, a nine-year-old boy has been arrested for drunk driving in Cumbria. The boy is believed to be the youngest driver held for DUI in the UK.

The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was given a breathalyzer and taken into police custody. But when officers discovered his age they were forced to release him without charge because he was too young to be held legally accountable for his actions.

Safety campaigners alarmed by the child's arrest are demanding action over juvenile car crime, which apparently is a growing concern in the area.

While underage DUI is far too common in California and across the United States, the UK seems to have a much more serious problem.

If you or someone you know has been arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence in California, it is imperative to consult with an experienced DUI attorney. Contact our California DUI attorneys today.