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Police release DUI suspect over diplomatic immunity

Posted by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 7:45 PM
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ROSWELL, Ga. — 

The son of a Mexican Navy admiral won't spend any time in jail after Roswell police pulled him over on suspicion of drunken driving and excessive speeding.
 
According to a police report obtained by Channel 2's Mike Petchenik, Mariano Saynez-Ruiz-Duran was spotted speeding on Georgia 400 near Holcomb Bridge Road early Friday morning.  
 
"He was clocked going 91 mph in a 65 mph speed zone. That’s super speeder law violation," said Officer Lisa Holland of the Roswell Police Department.
 
When officers pulled him over, the report said Saynez-Ruiz-Duran told police he'd had a few vodkas at a Buckhead club.  The report said Saynez-Ruiz-Duran's blood alcohol level was 0.126 and that he urinated in his pants during the stop.
 
When officers went to arrest the 39-year-old, they learned he was a vice consular at the Mexican Consulate General's Atlanta office.  The report said a call to the State Department confirmed his status and that he had partial immunity, and couldn't be arrested.
 
"He was released with citations for DUI and super speeder," Holland told Petchenik.

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/police-release-dui-suspect-over-diplomatic-immunit/nMg5n/


by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 7:45 PM
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by Christy on Apr. 25, 2012 at 8:01 PM

It is a curiosity to me why if these actions are considered to be life threatening does diplomatic immunity give the right to just drive away. It seems that they could have to find another way to get home even with it. 

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