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Indiana radio personality arrested on drunk driving charges

Drunk driving charges in Indiana can happen to anyone and there are often headlines and significant attention paid to these incidents if it is a known personality who is charged. Regardless of who is arrested and charged with drunk driving, having a legal defense is imperative. This is especially true when it is someone known to the public. Even though the charges will not change based on that recognizable persona, there might be closer scrutiny on the situation.

A 29-year-old radio personality, Zachary Babb, has been charged with OWI and multiple offenses after an accident. The incident occurred at around 10:30 p.m. Mr. Babb was driving a 2016 Chevy Equinox the wrong way on a one-way street. He is said to have crashed into five parked cars. A victim in the accident is the chef/owner of several restaurants and establishments in the state. When law enforcement came to investigate, they found that Mr. Babb had the odor of alcohol on him. He was detained.

After officers checked the scene, they said that Mr. Babb acted belligerently, stating that he was a radio personality and that his treatment was unfair. He was seated on the curb and tried to get up. He refused sobriety tests and again tried to stand after which law enforcement restrained him. He refused a breath test and was taken to the hospital to have blood drawn to check his blood-alcohol content. His BAC was higher than 0.15 and he has a prior conviction for OWI with the previous one happening in June 2016.

With the litany of charges Mr. Babb faces including drunk driving and breath test refusal, a conviction can result in a driver's license suspension, fines, jail time and more. It can even affect his job and future. Those who are confronted with these allegations should be cognizant of all the possible outcomes and protect themselves with help from an experienced attorney.

Source: indystar.com, "Local DJ arrested in OWI crash with Indy chef was 'belligerent,' uncooperative at scene," Justin L. Mack, Aug. 8, 2017

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