Multiple drunk driving charges can carry heavy penalties

Being charged with a crime in Louisiana is a serious issue. When that crime involves drunk driving the implications of the charges can be far-reaching. It can have a negative impact on one's ability to make a living and provide for one's family as the possibility of having a driver's license suspended is a very real possibility. This is particularly true if it is not a person's first offense.

A man was charged with driving while intoxicated as he was driving a lawn mower on Highway 1 one recent evening. Officers said the accused showed signs of being under the influence when they stopped him and asked him to pull over. The man allegedly refused to submit to a field sobriety test and reportedly issued death threats against the arresting officers.

The officers acquired a warrant to obtain a blood test and the man was taken to a local hospital where the test was performed. The result of the test is not known. Following the test, the man was charged with his fourth DWI and was also charged for issuing intimidating threats against the officers. The man is currently being held in jail in lieu of $21,000 bail.

A person who is accused of a crime in Louisiana is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law. Being charged with drunk driving is a serious offense and one can benefit from the advice of legal counsel experienced in criminal defense. A knowledgeable professional experienced in dealing with such cases can advise the accused of one's rights and inform him or her of the legal options that may be available.

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