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Man charged with his 19th drunk driving offense

On Behalf of | Sep 30, 2020 | DUI

A man was arrested and charged with a DWI after being caught driving the wrong way on Interstate 35 in Minnesota. Local authorities pulled over the vehicle after the man was spotted trying to drive north in the southbound lane. When the state troopers approached the vehicle, they saw a bottle of vodka in the car. The man also had bloodshot eyes and slurred speech, which are all signs of driving under the influence.

The troopers ordered him to step out of the car and take a breathalyzer test. The test revealed that he had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.238, which is nearly three times the legal BAC limit. This qualified the man for a DUI charge. The man was taken into custody and had his license suspended. His case is still pending, but he currently faces two felony DWI charges and three misdemeanors. The felony charges could result in a massive fine and several years of prison.

After looking up his court records, authorities discovered that the man had 10 DWI convictions in Minnesota and eight charges in Wisconsin. This makes this his 19th DWI charge.

How should individuals proceed after receiving a DUI charge?

A DUI charge can result in stiff penalties for the driver, including license suspension, hefty fines and years of prison time. To prepare the strongest case possible, an individual might wish to speak with an attorney. An attorney may have experience with a wide variety of cases, including traditional DUIs, DUIs involving marijuana or prescription drugs, DUIs on a boat, DUIs with underage drinking charges and much more. An attorney might be able to investigate the case to ensure that their client is fairly tried.


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