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Drunk driving conviction can permanently mar a person's record

For reasons often unknown, California motorists and others sometimes choose to get behind the wheels of their vehicles after drinking alcoholic beverages. This sometimes leads to disastrous situations. If confronted by law enforcement and blood-alcohol-content testing registers above the legal limit for operating a motor vehicle, a person can face drunk driving charges in court. If a drunk driving conviction is handed down, that person's record may be permanently marred, possibly affecting the ability to obtain gainful employment or seek business or educational opportunities in the future.

A 20-year-old male was charged with evading police and driving under the influence. An officer claims to have witnessed the man driving in excess of 95 mph on the highway. The officer further stated that when he attempted to pull the man over for a traffic stop, he sped up to at least 105 mph and began weaving in and out of other vehicles in traffic.

During the chase, the man was involved in an accident with another vehicle. Authorities say that when questioned, the man was unable to answer correctly with regard to the city and state he was in at the time. He was also sweating profusely even though it was very cold outside that night.

Facing a possible drunk driving conviction is a very serious matter. There are criminal lawyers in California who are highly experienced at defending such cases. It is typically prudent to request a consultation with a lawyer as soon as possible after an arrest has taken place. A defendant can invoke the right to remain silent until he or she has been given an opportunity to speak with counsel.

Source: dailyrepublic.com, "I-80 driver faces evading, DUI charges", Ryan McCarthy, Dec. 2, 2015

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