When you’ve had too much to drink, its best to find a designated driver or call a taxi. If those options aren’t available to you, it is wise to give yourself the time needed to “sober up” before taking the wheel of a car. Driving under the influence is a crime, and if convicted leaves a permanent mark on your criminal history and driving record. To avoid the negative consequences associated with DUI, you are well-advised to avoid driving in a drunken state. But, the one place you should not take shelter in while waiting out the effects alcohol has in your system is your car!
A Gainesville man learned this lesson, as he was arrested for DUI after being awoken in his vehicle. The report tells the story like this:
● The man was in his running car, at a McDonald’s.
● The store manager noticed the man and his vehicle, became concerned and called the police.
● When the police arrived the “driver” was passed out and upon being wakened exhibited signs of being intoxicated, but refused a breath test.
The police reacted to this situation by placing the man under arrest for DUI. Remember, just because the car isn’t in motion doesn’t mean you won’t be charged with DUI. In this case a good defense may include arguing there was no actual “driving”; which is a key element to the charge of driving under the influence. Your particular circumstances may include other factors that allow your attorney to put on a solid defense on your behalf. To find out how to best proceed with your DUI matter, call our office and speak with one of our experienced DUI defense attorneys. We investigate your case thoroughly and develop a defense strategy that fits your facts.
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.