The other night I watched the movie "Roadhouse," with Patrick Swayze. This is a great movie from the 80's. Ive seen it probably a dozen or so times. It usually comes on late at night on TBS or TNT. If you havent seen it, I highly recommend you watch it.
If you follow this blog you know this is a Seattle DUI Attorney blog that discusses all DUI related info, and news. Its a hodgepodge of anything and everything I think about DUI related. So why am I talking about "Roadhouse." Well its very simple there are some great quotes in there that I think are applicable to DUI cases.
If you google DUI blog, or DUI news, or anything informative thats DUI related. You will get a lot of information on how to beat a DUI charge. Typically those involve not answering questions. Not doing the field sobriety tests. Asking to speak with a DUI Attorney. But what you dont typically see is how to not lose a DUI case. And this is where "Roadhouse," comes in.
There is this scene in "Roadhouse," where Patrick Swayze, aka Dalton is about ready to start his first night at the Double Duece. He is the worlds greats "cooler," or lead bouncer for those who have never seen it. So he is sitting there about ready to start his night, and he is talking with the other bouncers. Telling them how they should act, what he expects, how he anticipates the night to go. During this time he discloses his three rules to being a good bouncer. The last rule is whats pertinent to this blog. Here is the dialogue:
Dalton: Don't worry about it; all you have to do is follow 3 simple rules: One, never underestimate your opponent..expect the unexpected; Two, take it outside, never start anything inside the bar unless it's absolutely necessary; and Three...be nice.
Hank: [Incredulously] Come on!!
Dalton: If somebody gets in your face and calls you a cocksucker I want you to be nice
Hank: [With resignation] Ok
Dalton: Ask him to walk, be nice, if he won't walk, walk him, but be nice, If you can't walk him, one of the others will help you and you will both be nice...I want you to remember, that it's the job, it's nothing personal.
Steve: Being called a cocksucker isn't personal?
Dalton: No, it's two nouns combined to elicit a prescribed response
Steve: What if somebody calls my Mama a whore?
Dalton: Is she?
Remember if you have been arrested for a Seattle DUI. Follow this one simple rule. Be Nice. The quickest way for you to lose your DUI case, or hurt your chances at getting a positive outcome is to be rude to the arresting officer. Hey I know you're pissed. You're angry. But do your best to keep your emotions under control, and Im telling you it will help not only chances of beating the charge, but will also help your DUI Attorney.