It can be humiliating to be arrested on drunk driving charges. Fortunately, every person who is charged with drunk driving has the right to defend him or herself against the charge he or she faces. One woman in California is currently facing charges after being arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated.
One high-profile man in California was recently arrested after police said he was driving while intoxicated. The alleged drunk driving incident took place in the area of Highway 99, where Councilman Michael Tubbs was apparently heading south. At the time of his reported arrest, his blood alcohol content was close to double the legal limit of .08, police said.
A state senator was recently arrested on drunk driving charges in California. In this case, the man -- Ben Hueso from San Diego -- legally remains innocent of the DUI charges filed against him unless and until the government can actually prove his guilt according to the strict standards of our criminal justice system. His arrest took place on a Friday morning, authorities said.
Being accused of a crime such as drunk driving can be frustrating. If an alcohol-related charge ends up as a conviction, this can negatively affect a person’s reputation and life. For instance, consequences might include jail time and difficulties with landing jobs due to having a criminal record. Two people are currently dealing with this following multiple crashes in California that police say involved drunk driving.
One night of drinking certainly can cause pleasure. However, the good feeling associated with alcohol can easily be replaced by fear and grief if a person decides to drive while intoxicated and ends up killing other people as a result. This is because alcohol is a depressant that slows down an individual's reaction time and hampers his or her ability to focus effectively. One woman who allegedly engaged in drunk driving in California is currently facing this situation.
For so many people, the holiday season truly is one of the most joy times of the year. Between celebrations with family, friends and colleagues, there is truly a lot to look forward to. Many of these festivities are likely to include alcohol. As the holidays grow closer, drivers may want to be aware that California police could increase the number of drunk driving patrols on the roads.