A man is facing drunk driving charges after police responded to a report of an unresponsive driver at a Chaska Arby’s restaurant. This incident led to charges that could ultimately result in time behind bars, expensive fines, loss of driving privileges and other penalties that could change the course of a person’s life. The penalties for a DUI in Minnesota are steep, regardless of the details of the incident or a person’s criminal history.
Allegedly drunk in a drive-thru
Workers at the Arby’s restaurant called law enforcement in the early afternoon after a patron fell asleep while behind the wheel in the drive-thru line. He had attempted to order curly fries, and when police arrived, he was found to be unresponsive. He was the only occupant inside the vehicle. Another patron of the restaurant saw the driver and was able to put the vehicle in park.
According to police, he was unable to perform any sobriety tests at the scene. Police got a warrant to instead perform a blood test to determine his blood alcohol content. He supposedly admitted to drinking before he got behind the wheel.
His defense options
Despite the evidence against him, this Minnesota driver has the option to defend himself against these DUI charges. Everyone facing criminal allegations is guaranteed the presumption of innocence, and it will be helpful to secure the support of an experienced defense attorney at this time. With help, he may be able to potentially mitigate some or even all of the penalties he is facing.