The real life Erin Brockovich-Ellis, has been arrested on suspicion of boating while intoxicated on the popular Lake Mead, outside of Las Vegas.
Brockovich was portrayed by Julia Roberts in a 2000 titled movie “Erin Brockovich.”Brockovich is environmental advocate and while not a lawyer is a legal consultant.
On Friday she was observed by a Department of Wildlife official struggling as she was docking her boat. The officer in addition to observing the physical signs of alcohol use performed field sobriety tests. She was arrested as a result of those tests.She then took a breathalyzer and she was two times the legal limits.
Field sobriety tests are commonly used by law enforcement in the investigation of DUI and DWI. Field sobriety tests often include tests like the one legged stand, the nine step walk and turn, and the finger to nose to test. While field sobriety tests are often cited as a reason to arrest they are often not enough to convict a person of the crime.
Attorney Patrick Donovan is a Massachusetts Criminal Attorney. Attorney Donovan is a former prosecutor. Attorney Donovan has appeared in all the courts in Boston. As a prosecutor DUI attorney Donovan received specialized training in prosecuting DUI cases. As a DUI defense attorney uses that knowledge to his client’s benefit.