Weiss: “Do you know who I am?”

by Walter Olson on April 8, 2013

Thus do two old reliables intersect: our Mel Weiss tag and our do-you-know-who-I-am tag. The one-time class-action king is still on probation, which means the consequences of a Florida DUI offense could be especially serious for him. [Joe Patrice, Above the Law]


1 No Name Guy 04.08.13 at 3:24 pm

Weiss: “Do you know who I am?”

Channeling what I wish the officer had said:

“A suspected drunk driver. We arrest & prosecute them, else suspected drunk drivers like you turn into suspected vehicular homicide perpetrators, like the drunk SOB in Seattle that just wiped out a lady on Highway 520, or the stupid drunk vehicular assault perpetrating teenage girl who rolled her car off the road, injuring herself and 4 friends in the car with her. ”

(Both cases on the same day within the last week in the greater Seattle area.)

2 Ron Miller 04.09.13 at 9:51 am

Sounds like the “Do you know how I am?” here was said pathetically. At least that is how I read it.

3 Walter Olson 04.09.13 at 10:06 am

Possibly. But if you accept the police report, this was a 90 mph DUI that Weiss tried to argue himself out of, which might seem at least as consistent with a “why shouldn’t I get away with this?” theory of the remark than to a pensive “look how low I’ve sunk” theory.

4 Ron Miller 04.10.13 at 12:23 pm

Maybe, it hard to say in a newspaper article. Lot of filters before it got to us and Above the Law had a theme of the story. Or… I want to read it that way.

I hate the “fall from grace” stories, I really do. But I guess I hate drunk driving more.

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