Drivers in Longview and the surrounding areas of Texas should know that when they are arrested for driving while intoxicated, they will be confronted with a litany of penalties that can have a negative effect on their lives. For many, it goes beyond a simple arrest for drunk driving and extends to other charges.
A 39-year-old Texas man was recently charged with DWI. However, his legal problems did not stop there as he also had warrants for speeding. In addition, when he was stopped, he was charged with failing to report an accident without injuries. Other charges include obstruction-retaliation and resisting arrest. He was jailed and held on $10,000 bond.
Being convicted of DWI can have a major impact on a person's life. It can lead to hefty fines, the loss of driving privileges and even jail time. When the DWI is compounded by other charges such as fleeing an officer, resisting arrest, refusing to comply with a request to take a breath or blood test, and more, there can be even worse consequences. Drivers dealing with these problems should remember that it is possible to lodge a defense against these charges. Perhaps the traffic stop itself violated protocol. There could have been a viable reason why the driver did not appear to be compliant. Or, it could be possible to secure a plea agreement so the penalties are not as onerous as they otherwise would be.
A traffic stop resulted in a man who had warrants for speeding being placed under arrest for a slew of other charges. People facing multiple criminal charges in addition to a DWI will want to ensure they understand the law and how it applies to their unique situation, so they can make informed decisions moving forward.
Source: ktre.com, "East Texas motorist arrested for DWI," Bob Hallmark, May 13, 2018