For reasons often unknown, many people choose to get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle after imbibing alcoholic beverages. While Michigan and every other state has a legal limit of blood alcohol content allowed for a person to operate a motor vehicle after having consumed alcohol, those who drive in excess of that limit may be charged with a crime. Additional crimes may be charged when an accident has occurred. Merely being accused of drunk driving, however, is not proof of anything and does not mean that a person will be convicted.
Law enforcement agents conducting field sobriety tests after stopping someone's vehicle must follow a strict set of rules and procedures in the process. There have been many occasions where an attorney representing a person accused of driving drunk has determined that a defendant's rights were violated during preliminary investigations or in the immediate aftermath of an arrest. In such circumstances, it is sometimes possible to have alleged evidence ruled inadmissible by the court.
One recent incident involved a deputy from the Mason County Sheriff's Department. Reportedly, he was responding to another urgent situation on the road when an approaching car almost hit him. Authorities say another officer pursued that car and later placed the driver under arrest.
No injuries were reported in connection with the alleged near-accident. However, the man who was arrested has been accused of drunk driving. Any motorist facing similar legal challenges in Michigan is able to retain assistance by requesting guidance from an experienced criminal law attorney. Many times, legal advocacy is crucial toward obtaining a positive outcome in court.
Source: 9and10news.com, "Mason County Deputies Arrest Man Accused of Driving Drunk", Lynsey Mukomel, Jan. 20, 2016