So we’re clear…it is not my intention to make fun of or find joy in anothers plight. Yet, this article shows something that, if you look closely, is a trend when it comes to negative choices and their painful consequences. Perhaps a psychologist would call it human nature…or perhaps there is another description for it, but more times than not, the negative choices that we make in life tend to revolve around the positive things we naturally do.
Think about it…Bernie Madoff was a brilliant investor and yet his negative choices centered around a Ponzi scheme or his financial work. John Edwards indiscretions centered around his campaign. My choices were focused around theft and failure to pay taxes on stolen money, and I was a CPA. So, it’s no surprise that a DUI attorney would find his legal challenges related to – A DUI!
Here’s the report:
A Nashville DUI attorney was arrested late Tuesday night after nearly running over a Metro police officer as he sped out of a Bellevue gas station.
According to the police affidavit, Officer Mary Taylor saw Ronald Munkeboe pull into the Shell station at the corner of Charlotte Pike and Old Hickory Boulevard and watched as he picked up a tall can of beer from his console and took a sip.
Taylor reported Munkeboe was unsteady on his feet as he walked into the convenience store and she confronted him when he returned to his vehicle.
After identifying herself as a Metro officer, Munkeboe asked her if she was on duty, according to the affidavit.
After Taylor replied yes, and asked him to step out of his car, Munkeboe replied, “I’m alright”, put his vehicle in reverse and sped out of the parking lot.
Officer Taylor was nearly struck in the process.
Munkeboe, 45, was tracked to his home on nearby Wheatfield Court. He admitted to drinking six or seven beers and was arrested.
He was booked into the Metro jail on charges of DUI and aggravated assault of an officer, among other charges.
Munkeboe graduated from the Nashville School of Law in 1999 and serves as a criminal defense attorney in Nashville with the firm Middle Tennessee Law, according to his Web site.
What are your thoughts? Do you know Ronald Munkeboe? Is this just a simple mistake on Munkeboe’s part or a pattern of behavior? Wouldn’t it have been easier to submit to the officer rather than almost run over him? After the consequences of his actions becomes clear, don’t you think Munkeboe will have a hard time in the court room defending DUI clients since law enforcement officials likely won’t forget his encounter with one of their own?
Information on his background is here: http://www.lawyer.com/ron-munkeboe.html
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