Michigan Woman Facing Several Driving Offenses After Altercation
Many people enjoy a good night out on the town in Grand Rapids. There are a lot of different activities people participate in, many of which include the consumption of alcohol. Obviously, for anyone over the age of 21, drinking is not a crime. Many people in these circumstances utilize the designated driver program. However, sometimes, mistakes are made and people end up behind the wheel due to an unfortunate set of circumstances, which are not always in their control. When this happens, a person can end up being arrested for drinking and driving.
Authorities recently arrested a woman after she was nearly involved in a collision and an apparent shouting altercation. According to reports, the woman was driving a vehicle after leaving the parking lot of a bar, when she almost caused a collision with another vehicle. According to authorities, the woman, along with a male passenger who was inside the vehicle with her, both got out of the vehicle and allegedly began yelling at the driver of the other vehicle.
Later, when the vehicle, which the woman in question was allegedly driving, was pulled over during a traffic stop, officers discovered two open cases of beer in the back seat of the vehicle. In addition, investigators claim that they also found an open beer bottle in the vehicle. According to reports, the woman had a blood alcohol content of .11 and she was also allegedly driving with a suspended license. She was charged with DUI/OWI, which is a Class A misdemeanor.
The charges against this woman are obviously serious and anyone who faces these kinds of charges has a lot at stake. Not only do you risk the possibility of losing your driving privileges and paying expensive fines and penalties, but you could also spend time in prison if convicted. The possible penalties don’t stop there. You could have trouble getting your license back and when you do, you will most likely pay higher insurance premiums. In addition, losing your driving privileges could end up costing you your employment if you can’t get to work. The consequences can indeed be far-reaching, which is why you can’t leave your defense to chance. If you face any kind of drunk driving charges in Grand Rapids then contact the Van Den Heuvel Law Office today. Click here to connect with us online or give us a call at 616-698-0000.