Not everyone accused of a DUI charge is guilty. It is easy to be arrested by mistake, or incorrectly.
Of course, some people go out for a good time and underestimate how much they have to drink, resulting in an arrested for a DUI . Very few, however, drink themselves to the point of a near-death experience. According to the Gainesville Sun, Tavaris Linell Hills tested at 4 times the legal limit when he was pulled over for suspicion of DUI.
Hills had passed out in his vehicle at a traffic light where he slept through a few cycles of the light. When witnesses came to his aid he awoke and began crying. When he saw the police, however, he began driving again, but only for two blocks.
When he stopped, Hills exited the vehicle and refused to perform any field sobriety tests. He did, however, submit to a breathalyzer that showed he had a blood alcohol content of 0.387%. At this level it would not be out of the question for Hills to have died. Instead, he was arrested and taken to the Alachua county jail.
This wasn’t Hills first run in with the law as the police found he was also driving on a suspended license. Between the DUI and suspended license charge, Hills could be looking at some serious penalties.
When a few drinks with friends turns into many more and you still decide to drive home you run the risk of getting caught. Being arrested for DUI is no walk in the park and can lead to some jail time, fines, license suspension, and other unpleasant sanctions.
Facing a DUI charge should always be done with the aid of an experienced criminal defense attorney. When you have an attorney who knows the local system and how the players work, you can rest assured that your confidence has been put in the right place.
If you are facing DUI charges or charges of driving on a suspended license, be certain to call me for a consultation today.