This seems to be the year of the wrong way driver. Many drivers have been pulled over for driving the wrong way on I-275, and a good number of those have faced DUI charges in addition to traffic charges associated with driving the wrong way. In response, officials have beefed up their presence on the interstate, and the result has been more and more drivers are facing DUI’s.
In late October police narrowly avoided colliding with Josean Carrasquillo. The Tampa Bay Times reports that Carrasquillo was going the wrong direction when the near accident happened. The officer immediately turned around and made a traffic stop. At the time of the stop:
- Carrasquillo had red eyes and slurred speech.
● Officers detected an order of alcohol.
● Two field sobriety tests were administered, both showing a BAC over the legal limit.
Whatever the circumstances that prompt the police to pull you over, if you are ultimately arrested for DUI you must act quickly. The ability to challenge field sobriety test results is greatly diminished the longer you wait to make the request to review the testing procedure and results. You also face possible loss of your driving privileges and if a request to maintain those rights is not timely made you may face mandatory suspension. Our DUI defense attorneys have experience helping people minimize the impact of a DUI, and know the proper procedure to undertake to challenge certain parts of your case. We fight for your right to keep your license and work to keep a conviction off your record.
If you have been arrested for DUI, call our office to speak with a qualified criminal defense attorney. We represent people charged with crimes in Stuart and the Treasure Coast. Call today to schedule an appointment.