Attorney Scott Rosenblum Arrested for Drunk Driving Crash After Big Courtroom Win

Categories: Crime

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Brentwood Police
Scott Rosenblum.
It looks like one of St. Louis' top defense attorneys needs a lawyer of his own.

Just hours after getting his client acquitted of drunkenly molesting a nine-year-old girl at the Ritz-Carlton in Clayton, ace criminal-defense attorney Scott Rosenblum was arrested on drunk-driving charges early Tuesday morning.

Brentwood Police say Rosenblum was driving his 2013 Bentley south in the 1800 block of South McKnight Road when he crossed the center line and collided head-on with a 2001 Toyota Tundra around 12:15 a.m.

The driver of the pickup truck was taken to the hospital for minor injuries, says Major James McIntyre. The driver was not arrested.

Officers on the scene said Rosenblum appeared intoxicated, so police issued him two summonses, for careless and imprudent driving and for driving while intoxicated, at the police station. Rosenblum was released after posting $500 bond.

Rosenblum tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch he was heading home from his Clayton office when he crashed. Before that, he had dinner with his family, but he would not say whether or not he had been drinking.

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The 1800 block of South McKnight Road.
"All I can say is that I was totally, physically and emotionally exhausted after putting in fifteen- to sixteen-hour workdays for a week," Rosenblum tells the Post-Dispatch. "I made a mistake driving that tired."

Rosenblum's name was splattered throughout St. Louis headlines before Tuesday's crash. He defended a Pennsylvania man accused of molesting a nine-year-old girl in a hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton after drunkenly stumbling into her hotel room when staff gave him the wrong key.

The jury only needed three hours to acquit Daniel Hughes on Monday of three counts of child molestation and one count of sodomy after Rosenblum got a police officer from the investigation to admit Hughes never actually confessed to abusing the girl.

Rosenblum is also the attorney for Mary Mullenix, the 69-year-old St. Louis County woman accused of stabbing her husband to death after years of violent abuse, and Jimmy Tebeau, the frontman of Grateful Dead cover band the Schwag, who was recently released from prison for allowing a rampant drug market at his outdoor music venue, Camp Zoe.

In 2004, the Riverfront Times gave Rosenblum his own award for Best Attorney Nom De Guerre. He's known as Scott "Free" Rosenblum because he is known getting his clients off scot-free.

Follow Lindsay Toler on Twitter at @StLouisLindsay. E-mail the author at Lindsay.Toler@RiverfrontTimes.com.


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27 comments
katwise
katwise

Everyone is entitled to a defense. In a perfect world, we would all have access to an attorney as capable and as dedicated as Mr. Rosenblum.

dlrb
dlrb

Piece of Crap....

nobodyimportant
nobodyimportant

Drunk drivers should never get special treatment.  He will get special treatment, because he is a rich lawyer, just like his client was able to to get away with molesting a small girl because he could afford a rich lawyer.

Douglas Dial
Douglas Dial

He would have got him home safely and the Toyota Tundra wouldn't have been hit if he had used Lyft. The fascist MTC is making STL less safe so they can line their pockets and fight progress.

John Salkowski
John Salkowski

Scott was Harassed because of Him being the best, and Should Sue the Brentwood Police Dept, who is someone from the BRENTWOOD PD GOING TO GET TO DEFEND THEM ? SCOTT ROSENBLUM !!!!!

blujiago
blujiago

Scott was picked out for BEING THE BEST, HE was very tired after this case he WON , AGAIN HE WAS HARASSED JUST FOR DOING HIS JOB. HE IS THE BEST AND HE NEEDS TO SUE THE BRENTWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT AND GET EVERYTHING DROPED ASAP . AGAIN SCOTT WAS HARASSED FOR BEING THE BEST, AND HE ALWAYS WILL BE THE BEST.

Trevor Moss
Trevor Moss

Atleast he don't gotta hire an attorney

Ray Thomas
Ray Thomas

ok it is more irony than karma but yeah he deserves what he gets

Gabriel Marrero
Gabriel Marrero

Karma? He got his client off a case that has destroyed his life. That family had plenty of financial motive to drag that case through the courts. Can't hate the guy for being good at what he does.

James Knight
James Knight

I don't understand the Karma comments. Does being a defense attorney make you worthy of a potentially life threatening accident? I don't think you'd feel that way if you were ever accused of something. They are an integral part of our legal system. About that Karma...

dalediversity
dalediversity topcommenter

He went out drinking with his client 

dlrb
dlrb

Driving Drunk.. Plus...

Getting a guy off his molesting charge

= Piece of Crap...

How disgusting you are no matter how good of a Lawyer you are...

dlrb
dlrb

He got a Molester let off the charges..

He's a piece of shit

dlrb
dlrb

Which he should lose his law license to be a lawyer.

He knew not to drink and drive...

STUPID......

blujiago
blujiago

Your full of COW CRAP , AND YOU DON'T HAVE THE RIGHT TO SAY ANYTHING ABOUT HIM !!!!!

katwise
katwise

Everyone is entitled to a defense. I hope that if I were ever in serious trouble that I would have a defender as capable and dedicated as Mr. Rosenblum.

stlfan
stlfan

@dlrb  you realize the brentwood police officers just "assumed" he had been drinking. no evidence what so ever. obviously police are going to take full advantage of this situation and make it out to be the worst they possibly could. After all, Rosenblum's job is to find the MISTAKES police make in damn near every investigation. A lot of innocent people in jail because of police officers mistakes. Get your facts straight and let the  investigation and truth come out. 

dlrb
dlrb

Oh the Freedom Of Speech..

It's a Right we have!!!!

Remember we live in America!!!!

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