Police officers in Fargo recently arrested a woman for driving under the influence after they say she was seen driving in the wrong direction. She has been charged with DUI and other offenses as a result of this arrest. If convicted, the penalties may be severe.
According to reports, at approximately 4:30 a.m. on Oct. 31, law enforcement officers say they saw a wrong-way driver — a 33-year-old female — near University and 12th Avenue North. When they attempted to pull her over, they claim she failed to comply. It wasn’t until she got stuck trying to drive through Holy Cross Cemetery, according to the officers, that they were able to complete the traffic stop. A breath test was done, which reportedly returned with a result of .157.
The accused was promptly arrested following the traffic stop. She has since been charged with DUI, fleeing an officer and DUI refusal. Authorities say she also had a warrant out for her arrest from Grand Forks County.
At this point, it is unclear what steps the accused has taken to address the DUI and other charges filed against her. If she hasn’t already, she has the right to retain a criminal defense attorney to help her handle both the criminal and administrative aspects of her case. If convicted, she stands to face time behind bars, hefty fines, court-ordered rehabilitation, loss of driving privileges and a number of other penalties. Legal counsel will have the ability to review the finer details of her case and assist her in taking the steps necessary to achieve the best possible outcome.