A park ranger arrested a Casper lawyer in Grand Teton National Park on Saturday evening and cited him on suspicion of drunk driving.
The lawyer, Todd Hambrick, has not yet appeared in court or formally responded to the charges. The attorney representing him, Don Fuller, said by phone late Wednesday afternoon that he “could not comment” on the case.
Hambrick has been in the public eye for representing Linda Lennen, the mother of a man shot and killed by Casper police last year. The city of Casper, the Casper Police Department, unidentified employees of the police department and unidentified employees of the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy — as well as the officers who shot at Lennen’s son Douglas Oneyear — are all facing a civil suit brought by Hambrick in federal court.
Hambrick had a blood alcohol content of more than twice the legal limit when he was pulled over at about 7 p.m. according to measurements taken by a breathalyzer and listed in citations written by the park ranger who arrested Hambrick. The ranger wrote him two citations — pertaining to two subsections of the same law — for operating a vehicle while under the influence and a third for failing to comply with a traffic control device.
The citations, filed in the Jackson federal courthouse on Tuesday, say rangers received a report of a potentially drunk driver in the park. A ranger spotted Hambrick’s vehicle swerving into the road’s shoulder, according to the citations. The ranger pulled Hambrick over. Hambrick said he did not drink all day but had a lot to drink the night before, the citations state.
Hambrick then flunked a series of field sobriety tests, the ranger wrote. Hambrick blew a .193 on the breath test, according to the ranger.
The lawyer blew a .179 on a second breath test at the jail, according to the ranger’s statements. The legal limit on federal land is .08.
The criminal case is scheduled to continue with Hambrick’s initial appearance in mid-August.