In some cases, it may take little more than the words of another party to launch an investigation into the possible presence of unlawful activity. Being subjected to such an investigation under similar circumstances can be a daunting experience that could leave a person feeling uncertain how to handle the situation. A recent incident in which authorities claim to have received a call about a driver in Wisconsin has left a 51-year-old man accused of drunk driving.
According to reports, law enforcement agents say they received a complaint about the driver on a recent Saturday evening. The caller allegedly claimed to have witnessed the driver drink an alcoholic beverage while operating his vehicle. Police say they were able to locate the vehicle in question soon thereafter and initiate a traffic stop.
No further information was provided as to the nature of the events that took place during the traffic stop. However, authorities have advised that the man was taken into custody shortly thereafter on suspicion of driving while impaired. This would reportedly be his sixth drunk driving offense should a conviction be obtained, which would carry severe penalties that could have a lingering impact on his life.
With the potential weight of a conviction for felony drunk driving charges looming overhead, those who stand accused of such actions may find it helpful to seek advice as soon as possible. By consulting with an attorney, a person in Wisconsin could obtain much needed advice in making informed decisions about his or her case. An attorney can help a client carefully examine the situation and assist him or her in developing a strategy to pursue the best outcome achievable during subsequent court proceedings.