... the evils of driving drunk. This page for Clark Law Office (in Okemos, MI near Lansing)has Dillon's memorable video with their own lesson: "Even the people we assume may be adequately aware of the dangers of driving under the influence can commit such an error. In the article, the writer details a drunk driving incident involving Charles Dillon, the president of West Shore Community College. The law should apply to everybody, and although the community college president paused during the field sobriety test and asked the police if they wanted to continue this procedure, the officers correctly continued to administer the test. Even before the sobriety test had begun, Mr. Dillon had informed the officers of his lofty position with the community college and that he had received a doctorate degree. He also told the officers that he was less than a mile from his house.

Regardless of how important a figure may believe him or herself to be, that is not an excuse to violate the law. The test results from the Michigan State Police crime lab showed that Mr. Dillon had a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.186 when the officers stopped him under the suspicion of driving under the influence. The police allege that they had received several calls regarding the the community college president’s poor driving and that he did not initially stop his vehicle after the police’s usage of their police lights. While Mr. Dillon received a high reading concerning his blood alcohol level, at the scene of the crime, he related to the officers that he had taken a prescription pill, which he claimed was the reason that he had problems driving. When they asked him to recite the alphabet, he made numerous mistakes and admitted that his performance was poor."
http://theclarklawoffice.com/dangerous-drive-influence/

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Comment by Willy on October 21, 2014 at 11:43am

I define "error as a mistake. In my opinion this certainly was no mistake.

Comment by XLFD on October 20, 2014 at 2:27pm

It may have been other things, but it was also an error in judgment made by Dr. Dillon.  If his explanation to the board was true about consuming his beverage during the time he played in his jazz band that night (7-8 PM), he should have been obviously blotto back in Elberta.  The question then goes to what his fellow band members in Elberta observed, and what he did (not involving drinking) in the period between 8:00 and 8:15 PM, the latter time is when he declares he left Elberta. 

Comment by Willy on October 20, 2014 at 12:04pm

I must disagree with an assumption made by Clark. "Even the people we assume may be adequately aware of the dangers of driving under the influence can commit such an error." This was no error.

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