Driving or boating while intoxicated can potentially lead to fines, incarceration, and license suspension. There are many different aspects to a DUI case, and those facing drunk driving charges should be aware of all the possible options for defense.
Sheboygan readers may have heard of the recent news story in which a woman reportedly admitted to causing three automobile accidents in roughly three hours on Oct. 26. According to police, the 21-year-old woman was driving on CTH J just before 1 p.m. when she allegedly clipped an oncoming car's side mirror while driving in the wrong lane. The driver of the other vehicle reported that the woman did not stop after the incident.
The next accident allegedly happened later in the afternoon around 3:30 p.m. According to police, witnesses reported that a vehicle similar to the woman's had driven into a ditch in the Town of Adams. When officers responded to this accident, however, there was no car to be found. Another motorist purportedly freed the car that had ended up in the ditch.
The final incident happened just a few minutes later when the woman was involved in a head-on collision in Dane County. When authorities arrived, the 21-year-old woman reportedly admitted to being involved in the other accidents as well.
The woman was cited for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and causing injury in Dane County, according to the Sheriff's Office. She will also appear in Green County for failure to maintain control, operating left of center, hit-and-run on an occupied vehicle and failure to notify law enforcement of a motor vehicle crash.
While the outcome of this case remains to be seen, it is a good example of the possible citations a person charged with a DUI offense may face. It is important for those accused to understand the charges against them, as well as how certain actions, such as refusing a breath test, can affect the case.
Source: NBC15.com, "Verona Woman Admits To Causing Three Crashes In Three Hours," Oct. 27, 2012