Wife's DUI Leads to Husband's DUI

He tried to bail her out of jail, unsuccessfully

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 14, 2014 8:29 AM CDT
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(Newser) – In the grand tradition of those accused of drinking too much trying to bail out loved ones accused of the same: A Montana man got charged with DUI after trying to post bond for his wife, who had been jailed on DUI charges of her own three hours earlier, reports KBZK. Police say that Rick Fancher, 62, had actually been a passenger in the car driven by his wife, Stacey Fancher, 44, when she got pulled over after midnight and blew a 0.201, reports the Bozeman Daily Chronicle.

Rick Fancher told deputies that he drank nine beers along with at least three shots of bourbon in the two hours before his wife's arrest, but apparently figured he had sobered up enough by 3:30 am to get her out of jail. He blew a 0.178 at the facility in his unsuccessful attempt to free his wife, and when he drove away in his pickup, the same deputy who arrested her then arrested him. It's his third DUI. (Click to read about a DUI stop that resulted in three arrests from the same car.)

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