Those living in Lincoln may occasionally indulge in a drink or two to relieve the stress of the work day. This is not an uncommon practice. However, it becomes a problematic practice if driving is added to the mix. For those who make the mistake of drinking and then driving, reckless behavior and a lowered ability to make good decisions could end in drunk driving charges.
One Wisconsin man is facing one such DUI charge after pulling up behind a sheriff’s deputy. It was reported that there were no traffic citations given on the afternoon that the man turned himself in. However, reports state that he blew a 0.20 on a breathalyzer test. Since that is above the legal limit of 0.08, a citation for operating a vehicle while intoxicated was issued. It was the man’s first offense and he did not resist arrest.
The case is being treated by some as an example of how poorly a person’s judgment can be damaged by drinking. According to reports, the man pulled up behind the deputy’s vehicle at around 8 Saturday night. It is reported that he thought the deputy might need help. After failing a field sobriety test, the man reportedly asked to be arrested after confessing that he was impaired.
However, not every DUI related arrest goes like this. Some arrests involve multiple DUI related charges. A struggle during arrest could also invoke more charges. If you are struggling with DUI charges or DUI related charges, consulting an attorney might be beneficial to you.
Source: ABC9, “ Drunken driver parks behind sheriff’s deputy”, Robert Imrie, Sep. 23, 2013