When faced with an interaction with a law enforcement figure, many people panic. If an officer is attempting a traffic stop, for example, a person may even be unaware that he or she is the subject of the officer’s attention. Unfortunately, this could result in accusations of avoiding a traffic stop. A woman in California now faces such allegations following an incident that has left her facing suspicions of drunk driving.

The incident happened after 9 p.m. on a day in late June. According to reports, police began a search for a driver who was potentially under the influence of alcohol; it is unclear how this person attracted police attention. When an officer reportedly located the vehicle and attempted a stop, reports claim that the driver — a 27-year-old woman — attempted to flee.

The vehicle reportedly struck another sedan before eventually striking a police car and coming to a stop. Though a passenger in one of the sedans reportedly suffered minor injuries, no other injuries were reported. The woman was arrested and booked on suspicion of multiple accusations, including felony DUI of alcohol causing injury and evading an officer causing injury.

Unfortunately, the accusations against the California woman are serious. As a result of being suspected of drunk driving — among other crimes — the woman now faces several decisions that will likely have a significant impact on the rest of her life. To ensure that she is fully prepared to make these decisions, she may opt to ask an experienced criminal defense attorney to guide her through the process.