Being involved in a traffic stop for a speeding violation can be intimidating enough on its own. However, should the process lead to additional accusations of unlawful behavior, the potential consequences involved may only increase in severity. A recent traffic stop that is said to have taken place under similar circumstances has left a 44-year-old man in Wisconsin accused of drunk driving.
Police say the incident occurred on a recent Saturday as officers claim to have encountered a driver traveling above the speed limit. According to reports, a traffic stop was initiated soon thereafter and during the stop, police claim to have noticed the man was exhibiting numerous signs of impairment. After field sobriety tests were administered, he was taken into custody on suspicion of drunk driving.
No further information was provided as to what type of tests were used to determine the presence of impairment. The man is reportedly facing numerous charges in relation to the incident, including possession of drug paraphernalia and operating while impaired. As he reportedly has four previous OWI charges on record, he could face severe penalties should a conviction be obtained.
When facing felony drunk driving charges, the average person might lack the necessary legal experience to know how best to prepare for what comes next. Fortunately, one doesn't have to go through this process alone and by consulting with an attorney as soon as possible, a person in Wisconsin could obtain much needed advice on all his or her available options. An attorney can work with a client in developing a strategy to seek the most favorable outcome achievable concerning his or her future during legal proceedings.