Re: Asleep at Wheel Keys in Trunk on Side of Public Road
yes, hire a lawyer. His story is not likely to be believed. Beyond that:
the prosecution will argue that is why he was drunk which means he drove the car while drunk. Beyond that, it only requires a person be in control of a vehicle, not actually driving it.
He had a few drinks and left the bar intending
not having been read his rights only is important if he gave incriminating information after he was arrested. If he did, then that info can be challenged as to admissibility.
I am curious: just how was he intending on getting his car home since he locked the keys in the trunk?
I am not an attorney and any advice is not to be construed as legal advice. You might even want to ignore my advice. Actually, there are plenty of real attorneys that you might want to ignore as well.