When you’re intoxicated and driving a car, you’re a danger to those around you no matter where you are. This was recently proven when a 34-year-old man was arrested for extreme DUI after smashing into a car in the drive-thru of a fast food restaurant.
According to police reports, the suspect was driving with a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.248. He had apparently been through a couple of drive-thru lanes of other restaurants before causing an accident. When police finally caught up with him, he was actually in the drive-thru of another restaurant.
Not only was the man arrested for aggravated extreme DUI, but he was also charged with aggravated assaulted, criminal damage and resisting arrest. Although he initially declined, he eventually submitted to a breath analysis test.
When pulled over for suspected DUI, it’s important to remember the following:
- Be polite, but don’t do anything to further incriminate yourself. Police officers will watch your activity closely and listen carefully to your answers to their questions in an attempt to find further evidence of your suspected crime. You do not have to answer questions. Answering questions about medications you my take or earlier activities in the day can be damaging to your case.
- Do not submit to tests. You can legally refuse field sobriety tests. This doesn’t mean that you won’t be arrested, but it does allow you time to consult with your attorney about other options.
- Call an attorney right away. Because DUI laws are complex, it’s best to get legal advice from an experienced attorney who is familiar with the system. DUI attorneys know what evidence is best to challenge and how to present your case before a judge. Your case will go smoother if you have an attorney in your corner fighting for your best interests. Do not hesitate to call a lawyer as soon as possible.
Criminal defense attorney Charlie Naegle has handled many DUI cases in the past and is aware of how the system works. Most people who are facing DUI charges are simply looking to get their lives back on track as soon as possible. They’re hoping to put this incident behind them and get back to the way things were before. Charlie can help you. His attention to detail and dedication to your case will help you see the best possible outcome.