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Lawyer under fire

Posted by: Laurence Simons 26/09/12

Quick heads up to those attorneys who represent DUI offenders: don't drive under the influence. It's sort of the first rule of being a DUI attorney. Don't do it. Same goes for anyone, actually.

Unfortunately, Robb Gage didn't get that memo. This month, the Omaha County and Nebraska attorney, who specialises in DUI convictions, took to the road with a blood alcohol content of 0.22 per cent. And not for the first time: Gage has two previous convictions for DUI in 2004 and 2008.

Despite his wealth of experience in driving drunk and defending those who drive drunk, Gage took his Lexus and guided it into the rear end of another driver in Omaha last week. He then did what any seasoned DUI driver does when they rear end somebody: he tried to pull a U-turn, span out, and promptly ran away from the scene.

Motorist Bill Baker watched all this happen in front of him, and burst out of his vehicle to apprehend the fleeing DUI attorney. "He was running at a pretty good clip at first, but he got out of breath pretty quick," said Bill. "I was in flip-flops, and it took me less than 30 seconds to catch up to him."

Apprehended by a vigilante in flip-flops... Robb, take note: if you do insist on getting drunk and ramming your Lexus into the back of somebody every four years like clockwork, at least have the legs to get away from the scene of the crime. Otherwise it's just embarrassing.