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Tacoma Man Tells Cops They'll Find "Holy Spirit" In Blood Sample

Posted by William Kirk, Partner | Jun 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Tacoma man allegedly rear-ended another driver, proceeded to yell at the other driver, before driving to a nearby gas station to steal money and doughnuts, reports the United Press International. If these sound like the acts of a man whose drunk or high, the Tacoma police reportedly thought the same asking 28-year-old Anthoney Stanley to submit to a blood test after finally locating the suspect.

After attempting to steal the doughnuts and cash, Stanley apparently lunged at the gas station clerk and threw objects at the victim before fleeing. With the help of a police dog, authorities were able to catch up with Stanley and not surprisingly they immediately suspected that the young man was under the influence of something.

Stanley insisted to the officers that he was not on drugs and told the cops that if they drew his blood, the only thing they'd find would be God, given that he was filled with the Holy Spirit. Stanley cooperated with police and submitted to the blood draw. It was not reported what the authorities found (God or alcohol), but prosecutors did have enough evidence to charge Stanley with attempted robbery, drunk driving, driving with a suspended license, hit and run, and not installing an ignition interlock device.

Contact a King County DUI Attorney

If you are arrested for a DUI in the King County area, you should know that the police may ask that you submit to a blood test. In most cases, you may refuse to take the test; however, you should know that you could face negative consequences for doing so. To learn more about DUI charges and submitting to blood tests, you should talk to an experienced attorney. Contact an attorney at Cowan Kirk Gaston Wolff by calling 1-866-822-1230 to discuss the specifics of your case.

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William Kirk, Partner

Bill Kirk has been named a Super Lawyer by Washington Law and Politics Magazine every year since 2003. He currently serves on the Board of Regents to the National College for DUI Defense and is the President of the Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice. Bill is one of only two attorneys in this state to pass the National College's Board Certification Exam.

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