Residents of Denver, Colorado should know that all states implement strict rules against Driving Under the Influence. That is what a 54-year-old Colorado man may have learned after police arrested him for DUI in another state.
The man is facing his fourth DUI after police allegedly noticed that he was driving too slowly. A deputy pulled him over, but the man allegedly attempted to switch places with his wife. He agreed to take a breathalyzer test. According to the report, his blood alcohol content level was higher than 0.08. He was arrested and his bail was set at $15,000. His driver's license had previously been revoked and his car was seized.
A DUI can pose a danger to the people on the road. That is why police are dedicated to eliminating drunk drivers. In Colorado, people who are suspected of DUI often undergo different sobriety tests, including blood alcohol tests. The accused person has the right to decline any sobriety tests requested by the police. However, if the police suspect that the driver is drunk because of probable cause, chances are, the driver will be arrested and his or her license will be suspended.
DUI carries serious penalties. A single offense could end in loss of driving privileges. If the charges escalate because of a high BAC level, a repeat offense or damages and injuries, imprisonment, steep fines, higher insurance costs and probation are all possible. In this case, the man is facing his fourth DUI, which can mean a harsh penalty.
There are legal solutions whenever a defendant is in a criminal court. The defendant may hire an attorney and plan a solid defense. A plea agreement may also be entered to reduce the charges and the sentence.
Source: Albuquerque Journal, "Sheriff's Office: man arrested for fourth DUI," Oct. 19, 2013