The Legal Profession blog is reporting today that an attorney was suspended for 60 days, with two years of probation and was ordered to take the MPRE within one year for an incident involving driving under the influence and lying to the police.
To make a long story short, the police were investigating an accident but could not find the occupants of the car. They found a purse with the attorney's address in it and went there to continue the investigation. When asked about the accident, the attorney denied he had been driving.
But then the lawyer's five-year-old son told police that his father was the driver of the car involved in the accident.
The police later confirmed the lawyer was under the influence of alcohol and that his wife had gone to the hospital to get treatment for a minor injury. The lawyer was charged with four felonies, including child abuse and causing injury while driving under the influence and he pleaded guilty to the lesser charges.