There are numerous scenarios in which a driver may begin to experience fatigue behind the wheel. These can range anywhere from a reaction to prescription medication to a mere lack of sleep, or even a long day at the office. Unfortunately, a man has recently been accused of drunk driving after authorities found him asleep behind the wheel of his car during a traffic stop in Wisconsin.
Law enforcement agents assert the incident took place when they encountered a vehicle with its headlights on at around 1:30 a.m. on a recent Monday. Upon approaching the vehicle, they claim to have found the driver to be asleep behind the wheel. While speaking with the man, officers also assert that he was exhibiting signs of impairment and they began to administer field sobriety and breath tests.
Although the results of these tests were not provided, the man was taken into custody soon thereafter on suspicion of driving under the influence. Police also assert that a search warrant was obtained after the man allegedly refused to consent to provide a blood sample. According to reports, he is now facing drunk driving charges, and with six previous offenses on record, he would be facing serious consequences if a conviction is obtained.
With the potential weight of a conviction for successive drunk driving charges, those who stand accused of similar crimes may find it advisable to seek guidance as soon as the charges are filed. For guidance in making informed decisions, a person could find it beneficial to consult with an experienced defense attorney. An attorney can advise a client in Wisconsin of the potential consequences he or she may face and subsequently assist in pursing the most favorable outcome achievable during court proceedings.
Source: madison.com, "Wisconsin man arrested for alleged 7th drunken driving offense", Bill Novak, April 2, 2018