A man is reportedly facing multiple charges after he was recently arrested and accused of driving under the influence of alcohol twice within two days in Tennessee. With each successive offense, the potential penalties for a conviction for drunk driving may increase significantly. Those who stand accused of similar charges could find it beneficial to prepare for what comes next by speaking with a defense attorney as soon as possible.
Authorities claim the initial incident took place on a recent Tuesday night when they received reports of a single-vehicle accident. They assert that a man had crashed his van into a utility pole, and, upon arriving at the scene, they found him leaning over in a nearby yard. After allegedly admitting to consuming alcohol prior to driving, he was taken to a hospital for a blood test and was subsequently placed under arrest on suspicion of drunk driving.
The next day, police say they initiated a traffic stop after the man left the scene of an alleged domestic dispute. Although many of the details of what took place during the stop remain unclear, he was arrested again and accused of a second drunk driving offense. He is now facing multiple charges and reportedly remains in custody while awaiting future legal proceedings.
When facing allegations of drunk driving, the average person might be uncertain how best to respond to the situation. Fortunately, there are attorneys who can help a client better understand the consequences he or she may face and what to expect from the process. An attorney in Tennessee can provide a client with advice in making informed decisions and provide assistance throughout any future court proceedings related to the charges.
Source: cbs17.com, "Tennessee man arrested for DUI on back-to-back nights", May 11, 2018