The stress of being involved in a motor vehicle collision can have a significant impact on a person. Following a crash, it might not be uncommon for a person to feel confused or to be uncertain of how the incident occurred, and although this may seem natural to some, others may also view such an incident as suspicious in nature. A recent incident in which a man was unable to recall how his car was damaged has left him facing drunk driving charges in Wisconsin.
According to reports, the incident began when authorities claim to have encountered a vehicle that was riding on its rims and with a busted windshield. Upon approaching the driver and asking him about the damage, they claim he appeared to be uncertain of where or even how the crash had occurred. Although it remains unclear how they came to suspect the presence of impairment, police assert that after speaking with the driver, they requested that he perform field sobriety tests.
Police say the man was unable to perform these tests in a satisfactory manner. They also claim that a subsequent breath test indicated his blood alcohol content to be more than double the legal limit to drive. He was subsequently issued a citation for drunk driving and having an open container of alcohol in the vehicle.
Even a first offense for drunk driving can have a significant impact on a person's life if a conviction is obtained. When facing similar charges, those who wish to obtain insight on the potential consequences they might face and how best to approach the situation could choose to speak with an attorney for guidance. An attorney can examine the evidence and charges against a client in Wisconsin and assist him or her in making informed decisions while preparing to pursue the best outcome achievable during subsequent court proceedings.