There are a multitude of scenarios in which a routine traffic stop may occur. Should an officer come upon a vehicle with a burned-out headlight, he or she may initiate a stop with the intent of informing the driver of the issue. However, if the officer becomes suspicious of criminal behavior during this stop, further investigation may ensue. A 34-year-old man has recently been arrested and accused of drunk driving following a recent traffic stop that allegedly took place under similar circumstances in West Virginia.
Individuals who are facing charges for driving under the influence of alcohol may find the subsequent process to be stressful and intimidating. Simply being accused of a similar crime can have an impact on one's reputation within the community, which can be challenging enough as is. A 70-year-old man has recently resigned as mayor of a city in West Virginia after he was arrested and accused of drunk driving.
When being accused of driving under the influence of alcohol, an individual has rights that must be upheld throughout the process. However, facing drunk driving allegations can be stressful and intimidating, potentially leading an accused party to feel pressured into responding to accusations or even admitting some degree of fault. A 68-year-old man is facing similar charges after allegedly creating a traffic hazard while driving his tractor on the road in West Virginia.
Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs can be dangerous, and the penalties for a conviction are serious. If an accident occurs in the process, the consequences an accused individual may face only increase in severity. A 44-year-old woman has been arrested and accused of drunk driving after allegedly hitting a police cruiser that was leading a funeral procession in West Virginia.
Although there are countless reasons for a car accident to occur, some may be more prevalent than others. Countless individuals have been accused of drunk driving following a collision, the potential penalties of which may increase in severity should another party be killed in the process. A West Virginia man is currently facing similar charges after an alleged accident in which he stopped to perform CPR.
A conviction for criminal charges can have a substantial impact on a person's future. For those who are playing sports in college, the potential consequences could be devastating. A football player at a college in West Virginia is likely focused on his defense after he was recently arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.
Facing criminal accusations for driving under the influence of alcohol can be stressful and challenging. If convicted, a person will be facing severe penalties, which often include significant fines and time behind bars. If the accused individual was transporting minors at the time, he or she may be facing additional charges in relation. A school bus driver in West Virginia was recently arrested and accused of drunk driving with minors involved.
When causing a car accident, many individuals become the subject of a subsequent investigation. There are countless ways in which a collision can occur, and distracted and drunk driving are believed to be a couple of the most prevalent. A West Virginia man is being accused of driving under the influence after a recent car accident involving a police cruiser.
Safety advocates warn drivers about the dangers of texting. Studies show that texting behind the wheel can be as dangerous as drunk driving. Indeed, texting while intoxicated behind the wheel may be a recipe for disaster. One woman is facing an uncertain future after being accused of these offenses.
According to a recent ruling made by the West Virginia Supreme Court, it is illegal for a drunk driver to get behind the wheel of any type of vehicle, even if on private property. Law enforcement has the authority to arrest and charge an individual who is caught drunk driving, even it is not on a public road. Opponents have stated that this decision is a form of government overreach.