A woman in Minnesota has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison after being arrested for a DUI in 2019. In June 2019, local authorities received a call about a woman who appeared to be driving under the influence. They were told the woman had pulled into a gas station, but she left before the authorities arrived. Police found her driving on the highway. When she ignored their attempts to pull her over, they managed to disable her vehicle.
The woman refused to open her door for the authorities, which forced one of the officers to break a car window. The woman collapsed to the ground after the officers led her out of her vehicle. She admitted to taking antidepressants but claimed that she hadn’t been drinking alcohol. However, the authorities found an empty bottle of vodka in her vehicle. The woman was later charged with a DUI.
Authorities later discovered that the woman had a prior criminal history. In 2008, she was charged with a DWI and sentenced to nearly five years in prison after hitting a squad car and killing the wife of a deputy.
How should an individual proceed after being charged with a DUI?
A DUI is a serious criminal charge that can result in massive fines, extensive prison time, license suspension, loss of a vehicle and a permanent mark on an individual’s driving record. If an individual faces DUI charges, they might want to hire an attorney. An attorney might be able to provide guidance to help them prepare for their case and avoid saying anything that might incriminate themselves.
An attorney might have experience with a range of DUI charges, including driving a vehicle while intoxicated, boating while intoxicated and even snowmobiling while intoxicated. The attorney might be able to help their client negotiate for reduced charges and fewer penalties.