Authorities Arrest Michigan Man for Suspicion of DUI
Drivers are arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol every day. People drive erratically or unsafe for a lot of reasons, but not all of those people are drunk. Likewise, people get pulled over for speeding all the time, but just because someone is speeding that does not mean he or she has been driving while intoxicated. Additionally, officers may discover evidence in a person’s vehicle after being pulled over that looks damaging and may indicate that a person has been drinking or using drugs, but even that so-called evidence does not mean a person is guilty, because things are not always as they appear.
Authorities in Pennsylvania have arrested a Michigan man after they say he was driving more than 120 mph recently in Allentown. According to officers when they pulled the man over he appeared to be impaired. Investigators searched the 24-year-old man’s vehicle and allegedly found marijuana together with some other drug paraphernalia. Officers then arrested the man on suspicion of driving under the influence. He has been charged with several offenses, including OWI for a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a small amount of marijuana, careless driving, and driving at an unsafe speed, among other things.
There were no reports as to whether or not the car the man was driving was his. There were also no reports about who the marijuana belonged to, or if officers gave the man a field sobriety test or a breath test, or if any kind of blood test was administered. Although this man is facing several serious charges and the evidence against him might look very damaging, he is innocent until proven guilty. That’s why anyone in Grand Rapids in this situation should seek the help of an experienced DUI defense attorney as soon as he or she is arrested.
The consequences for these kinds of offenses could be very serious and someone convicted of these charges would be ordered to spend time in jail, pay heavy fines and lose his or her driving privileges. That’s why seeking the help of a DUI defense attorney should be your first move. You need a strong defense team working for you to help get the charges thrown out or at least reduced. Please contact the Van Den Heuvel Law Office in Grand Rapids for aggressive and reliable OWI/DUI defense if you have been arrested for a drunk-driving related offense.