There are a multitude of hazardous scenarios that drivers could encounter at any given moment and handling the unexpected can be a tall task at times. In some cases, it may take little more than an animal darting into the street to force a driver to veer off the road and wreck a vehicle. A recent incident in which authorities received a call about a vehicle that had crashed into the front yard of a home in Wisconsin has left a 55-year-old man accused of drunk driving.
The incident reportedly took place on a recent Monday night after authorities received a call about a single-vehicle accident. According to reports, a witness claimed to have watched the vehicle veer off the road and crash into a ditch. The witness also asserted that the driver exited the vehicle and proceeded to stumble around while attempting to walk in the snow.
Upon arriving at the scene and speaking with the driver, authorities claim he seemed to be exhibiting signs of impairment. They say he was unable to perform field sobriety tests in a satisfactory manner and assert that a breath test indicated his blood alcohol content to be over the legal limit to drive. He was taken into custody on suspicion of impairment soon thereafter and is now facing what would be his first drunk driving offense should a conviction be obtained.
A conviction for even a first offense for drunk driving carries severe penalties that could have a significant impact on a person's future. Those who face similar charges and wish to seek guidance on all their available options could benefit from seeking legal counsel as soon as possible. An attorney can evaluate the circumstances a client in Wisconsin is facing and assist him or her in forming a strategy to pursue the most favorable outcome achievable during legal proceedings.