Sunday, September 30, 2007

Fox Not Guilty Plea in California DUI

California DUI Criminal Defense Lawyers for Vivica A. Fox were in a Los Angeles court room Thursday to enter a not guilty plea to drunken driving charges on her behalf.

The actress, 43, has two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence and driving with a blood-alcohol level over the legal limit of .08. following a March 20th traffic stop in the San Fernando Valley. If convicted, the actress faces up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.

LAPD pulled her over on March 20th after her 2007 Cadillac Escalade zoomed past them on the Ventura Freeway going 80 mph while weaving in a traffic lane. Police said she failed a series of sobriety tests, and then began to antagonize her arresting officers.

"Fox began to walk away, yelling at my partner, `Brother, help a sister, are you going to let this racist white cop do this ... well, are you?'" the report stated. She continued to speak in a "condescending manner" as she was placed in the patrol car, the report said.

Several months later, the "Kill Bill" Vol. 1" star said she regretted the entire incident.

"I won't ever make that mistake again," she told reporters in June. "Trust me, I'm going to hire a driver next time."