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