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Woman faces DUI charge following vehicle accident

One woman was recently arrested for driving under in the influence in California. The DUI arrest took place on a Tuesday morning in early March. The woman who was taken into custody is 33.

Police were dispatched to the scene of an alleged vehicle rollover crash at around 6:14 a.m. Authorities said a vehicle was going north along U.S. Highway 101, when the driver's maneuver caused it to suddenly roll over. The automobile ended up coming to rest on its wheels.

When witnesses went up to the vehicle to check on the welfare of the female driver, the woman reportedly told them she was okay, and she drove off. When police later arrived, they found the automobile parked near a dumpster in a grocery store parking lot. Police then saw the woman and determined that she had been operating the vehicle while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. The woman was treated for minor injuries and then arrested on a charge of DUI for driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or greater and failing to provide car insurance proof after being in a vehicle crash.

When individuals are charged with DUI in California, they may choose to go to trial to aggressively fight their charges. Alternatively, they might decide to pursue plea deals with the prosecution, if available. The plea deal's terms usually depend on the strength of the prosecutor's evidence. Nevertheless, when strong evidence is present, accepting a plea deal might be advantageous for the defendant, since it may lead to a more lenient sentence than what would typically be imposed if the accused were to be convicted at trial.

Source: pasoroblesdailynews.com, "Early morning roll over crash leads to DUI arrest", Mar. 2, 2016

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