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Man Arrested for DUI gives Brother-in-Law’s Name

According to Police, thirty-three-year-old (33) Kenneth Kersey was re-arrested last week on charges of identity theft and forgery after admitting to police that he provided them with false information after a drunk driving accident last December.  The initial incident occurred on December 19, 2010 when Mr. Kersey was arrested for DUI after being involved in an automobile accident.  Upon arrest, Mr. Kersey listed the name and date of birth of his brother-in-law with whom he had previously lived.  Mr. Kersey also provided Police with his fingerprint at the time of arrest which Police later used to identify him.  Police also identified Mr. Kersey through a booking photograph that was taken of him during a previous arrest in November.  Police said that after Mr. Kersey’s brother-in-law discovered that Mr. Kersey had used his name, he filed a police report for identity theft.  According to Police, Mr. Kersey also has previous convictions for criminal damage and assault.

According to Arizona Revised Statute § 28-1381, “It is unlawful for a person to drive or be in actual physical control of a vehicle in this state under any of the following circumstances: (1) While under the influence of intoxicating liquor . . . if the person is impaired to the slightest degree.”  A person arrested for DUI in Arizona will likely face jail time, DUI fines, mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device and driver’s license suspension.  Under Arizona law, penalties for DUI will be based in large part on the person’s blood alcohol content (BAC) at the time of arrest and whether the person has previous DUI convictions.

If you have been arrested for DUI, contact the Phoenix DUI attorneys at the DUI law office Oracle Law Group Office P.C.