A man in Coral Springs was taken into custody after being accused of driving while intoxicated and falling asleep at the wheel. Local police officers were called after receiving an anonymous tip about a man drinking in a car in a parking lot. The car had left by the time the police arrived, but they were able to match the description to a car parked at an intersection.
When police approached the man in the vehicle, they say they noticed signs of intoxication. The driver reportedly admitted that he had been drinking alcohol and agreed to a sobriety test. However, the man had difficulty walking and standing up straight, so the police officers led him to the patrol car. When they performed a breath test, they say that his blood alcohol concentration was far over the legal limit.
As a result, the man was arrested and charged with DUI. He was also charged with driving with a revoked license. The police later discovered that he had been charged with a DUI twice before and his license had been revoked back in 2013. The man has been released after paying the bail money.
What should an individual do after being charged with a DUI?
Being charged with a driving under the influence can result in serious penalties, including license suspension, jail time, large fines and mandatory classes. If an individual finds themselves charged with a DUI, an attorney might be able to help them reduce their penalties and move on with their life.
An attorney may be able to deal with a wide range of scenarios, including first-time DUI, repeat offenses, refusal to take a sobriety test, driving under the influence of drugs, boating while under the influence, driving without a license and DUIs that result in a car accident. The attorney might be able to represent their client in court and work to negotiate for the best possible outcome.