DUI Class Could Have Averted Lawsuit for Woman With 2 DUIs

by: Mike Miller

As a counselor for both in-class and online alcohol classes I realize that one alcohol-related offense is a strong indicator of a possible drinking problem. Two driving under the influence (DUI) violations is a definite sign of a problem. Two DUIs in one 24-hour period is a slam dunk diagnosis.

But that is not what one Oklahoma woman believes and is fighting both of her DUIs. 

What is her complaint? That police were targeting her. What a load of hooey!

Police Chief Mike Miller denied targeting Gloria Boettcher.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the 29-year-old is trying to get a public defender, however her charges are both misdemeanors and do not qualify for public relief. What a piece of work!

Boettcher was arrested at 3 a.m. after officers noticed her making a very wide turn. It didn’t help that she had slurred speech and poor hand/eye coordination, thus failing a field sobriety examination. She was arrested.

Under Oklahoma law, if a suspect refuses the blood or breath test, they automatically lose their driver's license for six months. A blood test revealed she may have been under the influence of prescription drugs, finding Clonazepan, Butal, phentermine, Venlafaxine, Xanax and headache relief medicine upon searching her Kia SUV.

She is clearly in denial of she does not see her problem. Driving on that cocktail of medications is lethal. Add alcohol to the mix and she is lucky she did not kill someone. I hope she is forced to take alcohol and drug classes and seek medical counseling for her problem.