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Collision with police squad car leads to drunk driving charges

There are numerous circumstances in which an individual might be accused of driving under the influence of alcohol. Whether the allegations stem from driving in the wrong lane, or causing a collision, or both, those accused of drunk driving may wish to protect themselves, but the process can be stressful and intimidating. A man has recently been arrested and accused of driving while intoxicated under similar circumstances in Wisconsin.

Police claim to have received reports of a vehicle traveling in the wrong lane of traffic at around 2:30 on a recent Sunday morning. An officer says he spotted the vehicle soon thereafter, and asserts that after attempting to initiate a traffic stop, the vehicle crashed into another car. Reportedly, the driver then proceeded to flee. After allegedly knocking over a utility pole, authorities assert the driver eventually collided with a police squad car before coming to a halt.

The man was taken into custody shortly thereafter on suspicion of intoxicated driving. According to police, a young boy was also in the vehicle at the time, and his mother was called out to take custody of him. Police claim that a breath test was also administered, which allegedly indicated the man's blood alcohol content to be .21, which is well over the legal limit for operating a vehicle.

The penalties for a drunk driving conviction are severe, and those who face similar charges may find it beneficial to seek guidance in the initial stages of the process. By consulting an attorney, a client in Wisconsin could obtain advice in forming a strong defense for use during legal proceedings. An attorney can examine the client's circumstances and assist in pursuing the best outcome possible given the situation.

Source: Oak Creek, WI Patch, "Drunk Driver Arrested With 4-Year-Old Son, 2 Loaded Guns In Car: Police", Scott Anderson, Oct. 10, 2017

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