Providing transportation for someone who is under the influence of alcohol is a noble gesture. However, even with the best of intentions in mind, doing so while intoxicated is ill-advisable, and may leave an individual facing criminal charges. A Wisconsin man has recently been accused of drunk driving after allegedly showing up to a police station to pick up a friend while under the influence of alcohol.
Authorities say the incident began with a woman who was arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol. They assert that upon being released from custody, she called a friend to pick her up. After the man arrived at the station, police claim to have caught the scent of alcohol on his breath, and they proceeded to initiate field sobriety tests, which he allegedly failed to perform in a satisfactory manner.
The man was arrested soon thereafter and charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Even a first offense for DUI carries serious penalties, and a conviction could have a significant impact on the life of an individual. Those who face similar charges may wish to protect their future, but the process can be stressful and intimidating, potentially prompting a need to seek guidance.
When accused of drunk driving, one may find it beneficial to seek assistance from an experienced attorney as soon as the charges are filed. A defense attorney can examine the situation and provide a client in Wisconsin with advice on how best to approach the situation. If a conviction cannot be avoided, an attorney can subsequently assist in pursuing a lesser sentence during legal proceedings.
Source: wtol.com, "Drunken man attempts to pick up DUI suspect from police station", Dec. 21, 2017