Drunk driving charges filed after crash into light pole

On Behalf of | May 31, 2018 | DUI

When a driver in Florida is arrested for impaired driving, it sometimes comes along with a fear of the unknown along with shame and a tarnished reputation — particularly if it is a first offense. Furthermore, the impact of a drunk driving conviction on a driver’s bank balance can be severe. However, the burden of proof is on the prosecutors who will have to prove guilt to the charges in court and beyond a reasonable doubt. This is where the skills of an experienced DUI defense attorney come in.

A 29-year-old woman from High Springs will likely seek legal counsel after her recent arrest. According to a police officer, the crash occurred in the early morning hours of a recent Sunday. Law enforcement responded to the scene at about 2:30 a.m. to find a car that had crashed into a light pole. Reportedly, this happened after it jumped the curb and struck a U.S. Postal Service mailbox.

Records show that the driver’s performance in the sobriety tests was poor, and she allegedly refused to submit to a breath test. Furthermore, police say the driver initially denied drinking alcohol before the crash. However, they allege she later admitted to drinking one beer at a birthday party for her sister.

She is now facing a drunk driving charge. Fortunately, an experienced Florida criminal defense attorney can assess the DUI charges and the police reports along with the available evidence, and the methods used to determine the driver’s level of impairment. Once an attorney has decided on a defense strategy, he or she will do whatever is reasonably possible to achieve the best possible outcome for the client.

Source: gainesville.com, “High Springs woman charged in DUI crash“, May 28, 2018