Many individuals have faced allegations of driving under the influence, following reports of erratic driving behavior. Should an accident occur under similar circumstances, authorities may have increased suspicion of wrongdoing. A 47-year-old man has recently been arrested and accused of drunk driving after allegedly running a tanker truck full of cement into a ditch in Wisconsin.
Police officers claim to have spotted the cement truck just before it ran several vehicles off the road, barely avoiding collision with an ambulance in the process. Shortly thereafter, they say the truck was located in a ditch just off the interstate and that, upon being questioned, the driver was found to be incoherent. After he was allegedly unable to perform field sobriety tests in a satisfactory manner, he was placed under arrest on suspicion of drunk driving.
According to reports, the man does not have a previous conviction for drunk driving on his record. However, even a first offense for OWI carries serious penalties if a conviction is obtained. Those who face similar circumstances and wish to protect themselves against potentially devastating consequences may find it beneficial to seek assistance in navigating the process.
Facing accusations for drunk driving can be a stressful and challenging process, and with the potential gravity of a conviction, seeking guidance early on could be crucial. By speaking with an attorney in Wisconsin, a client might be able to obtain advice on making informed decisions throughout the process. An attorney can thoroughly evaluate the situation and provide a client with advice and assistance in pursuing the most favorable outcome possible during court proceedings.
Source: tmj4.com, "Slinger cement truck driver arrested for OWI", Sept. 20, 2017