Since drivers who are driving under the influence or driving while ability impaired can cause so much damage in Boulder and across Colorado, law enforcement is vigilant in finding these drivers, stopping them and placing them under arrest. In some cases, the arrest comes after a traffic stop or an accident. In more unusual cases, the alleged DUI/DWAI driver will essentially go directly to the police in unexpected ways. Regardless of how the arrest was made and its circumstances, people should know that they will face harsh penalties for a conviction. Having legal advice to defend against these charges is imperative and can avoid the worst consequences.
A man was arrested for DUI after hitting a patrol vehicle of a state trooper. The accident occurred in the early-morning hours at around 1 a.m. The trooper had stopped to assist a person whose vehicle was disabled. While sitting in the vehicle, it was hit. The trooper was taken for treatment at the hospital. The injuries are not believed to be serious. The driver of the vehicle that hit the cruiser, a 50-year-old man, was placed under arrest for multiple charges including DUI, careless operation, failing to yield to a law enforcement vehicle and more.
No matter the situation and evidence, a DUI/DWAI case can have long-lasting implications on a person’s life. From the possibility of jail time and fines to the loss of driving privileges and negatives it will have on their attempts to get certain jobs, it is wise to think about the case in that context and plan for a defense. Whether it is drugs or alcohol, the person should know that there are many ways to craft a defense or to try and reduce the charges. While it might seem farfetched, the person could have only appeared to have been under the influence but was not. It is possible the person took legal prescription medication and had a negative reaction to it. Or the testing procedures could have been flawed. A legal professional who is experienced in providing defense in these cases should be contacted as soon as possible.
A man who was allegedly under the influence essentially went straight to law enforcement by crashing into a state trooper’s cruiser. Although it appears as if this case is a difficult one to defend, the man must still have legal advice. A law firm that understands all aspects of criminal defense can be helpful in determining the best course of action in defending against DUI/DWAI and should be contacted for advice.