Man charged with DWI after attempted stop

On Behalf of | Jun 22, 2018 | DWI

A case involving allegations of drunk driving in Longview is often complicated by other charges that accompany the DWI. This can be due to many factors, including an attempt to flee the scene, possession of certain items in the vehicle, and more. The amount of alcohol in a person’s bloodstream and whether there were previous convictions can make it even more difficult. No matter the allegations, however, every case can be defended and those who are charged must bear that in mind as they try to craft a defense.

A 22-year-old man was arrested on multiple offenses after a car chase. Law enforcement attempted to initiate a traffic stop because the driver was said to be operating his vehicle recklessly. Rather than stop his vehicle, he drove off.

As he fled, he almost hit another law enforcement vehicle head-on. As he drove away, speeds reached 100 mph. The driver then went into oncoming traffic and hit a fence, which finally stopped him. He was arrested and charged with DWI, evading law enforcement and other charges.

Depending on the case, a conviction of DWI can result in jail time, large fines, the loss of driving privileges and more. Even with serious allegations, people have the right to present a defense. It might be found that officers violated protocol during the traffic stop. There might be issues that could make the case less clear-cut than it initially looks. It is vital to craft a defense against even the worst charges. Seeking the assistance of an experienced attorney can be helpful for people in such situations.

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