A recent late night, single-vehicle crash ended in one woman’s arrest. Charged with her third drunk driving offense, she was also arrested for careless operation, driving with a suspended license and driving without motor vehicle insurance. Police also say they found an open can of beer inside her vehicle.
A police officer responded to the scene of the single vehicle accident at approximately 11:30 p.m. on May 4, 2020. The 57-year-old woman had crashed her vehicle into a ditch alongside the road. She told the responding officer that another car had almost struck her while trying to run her off the road. She allegedly also admitted to drinking 12 cans of beer before getting behind the wheel.
The responding officer had the driver perform a Standard Field Sobriety Test, which she reportedly did not do well on. She later submitted to a breath test after being taken into police custody and transported to an area facility. The test indicated that she had a .087% BAC at the time, after which she was booked into a correction center. She was arrested on DWI charges on two separate occasions in 2011.
Drunk driving charges are much more serious than many people realize, especially for those who have past arrests or convictions. Louisiana drivers can do much more than just lose their driving privileges — they can also end up in jail. Minimizing these and other potential consequences is a priority for most people, and speaking with an experienced attorney may help them better understand their options for doing so.