In California, drivers can face criminal charges if caught behind the wheel with a blood alcohol content of .08 or more. If convicted of drunk driving, drivers could face penalties that range from loss of driving privileges to time behind bars. Drunk driving is a serious criminal offense, and proposed changes to DUI laws could mean more people may face these charges in the future.
All drivers -- even ones that are typically relatively safe -- have moments of distraction when driving, potentially resulting in an accident. In some cases, a person may face severe scrutiny, and possible criminal charges, from law enforcement officials for what could have been a single moment of distraction. In fact, a man in California now faces allegations of drunk driving after he was allegedly involved in a car accident.
Car accidents happen for a variety of different reasons. In some cases, a driver could become disoriented, resulting in a wrong turn or miscalculation, for example. However, law enforcement officers may be quick to assume that an accident is the result of drugs or alcohol. In fact, reports indicate that drunk driving is suspected in a recent car accident in California.
People travel California highways at a variety of different times for a variety of different reasons. Despite this, police may be quick to assume that a person who is driving during the early morning hours is under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Unfortunately, law enforcement officials suspect that a woman was drunk driving with a toddler in her vehicle.
Car accidents happen at various times of the day for a variety of different reasons. Regardless of this, it may be easy to make assumptions about the cause of an accident that happens under certain circumstances. Unfortunately, a man in California has recently been accused of drunk driving after he was allegedly involved in a fiery crash.
A car accident can happen for a variety of different reasons. Even something as simple as adjusting the volume on the radio can be sufficient to distract a driver long enough to cause a crash. Despite this, police in California believe that drunk driving was a factor in a recent car accident, resulting in the driver's arrest.
Advances in technology change the way people perform everyday tasks. For example, self-driving cars can change how people move from place to place. However, police claim that a driver in California was using a self-driving vehicle in a way that is inconsistent with its intent, resulting in the man's arrest following drunk driving allegations.
Drivers often struggle to respond to the actions of others. If another driver attempts a left turn into the path of another, for example, it may be difficult for oncoming vehicles to respond in time to avoid a collision. Unfortunately, a woman in California has recently been charged with drunk driving following a crash involving a driver attempting a left turn.
As any driver knows, a car accident can happen at any moment, for a variety of different reasons. However, it might be easy for police to automatically suspect that alcohol was a factor in an accident that occurs at certain times, such as during the early morning hours. Unfortunately, two friends are now facing accusations of drunk driving in California after a recent crash.
The desire to keep people under the influence of alcohol and drugs from potentially causing an accident that could result in personal harm or harm to others in the vicinity is understandable. However, in all cases involving criminal accusations, there must be sufficient evidence to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. One man in California is likely considering his legal options after he was accused of drunk driving while on an electric scooter.