Many individuals have found themselves facing criminal charges following the allegations of another party. When authorities receive reports of a potentially intoxicated driver, officers are generally deployed to further investigate the matter. A Wisconsin man has been arrested on suspicion of DUI after a report given to police by a nearby motorist.
Police claim to have received reports of a possible drunk driver from another motorist. According to the information provided by this individual, the driver was traveling above the speed limit and riding closely behind other vehicles. An officer was sent out to investigate the situation, and upon locating the vehicle in question, proceeded to initiate a traffic stop.
According to reports, the man submitted to field sobriety tests and was subsequently taken to a medical facility for a blood draw. The officer also claims that there were several open alcohol containers within the vehicle at the time, and the man has since been taken into custody on suspicion of drunk driving. If convicted, this would reportedly be his fifth offense, which is a felony, and he would face severe consequences that could have a significant impact on his future.
Those who face felony DUI charges may find it advisable to seek guidance in the initial stages of the process. By speaking with a defense attorney, a client in Wisconsin could obtain advice on the best course of action to take moving forward. An attorney can thoroughly evaluate the evidence and charges against a client, and if a conviction cannot be avoided, assist him or her in pursuing a lesser sentence during court proceedings.
Source: Waukesha, WI Patch, "Man Arrested for 5th OWI", Scott Anderson, Sept. 1, 2017