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Local politician faces DWI offenses after passing out in traffic

In Pennsylvania, anyone can be charged with driving under the influence regardless of their position in society. Independent of their individual situation, the charges, penalties and potential problems that can result from a conviction will be vast. For those who have been charged more than once, the penalties will be worse. Before doing anything else, it is crucial to contact a law firm that has defended many clients who are dealing with DWI offenses.

A local city councilman was placed under arrest and charged with DUI offenses. This was the fourth such charge he has faced. The man, 42, was found near an intersection as he sat in his vehicle in the early afternoon not long after 1 p.m. He was in a blue Honda and it was on the side of the road, blocking traffic. Officers saw a small, empty bottle of alcohol on the floor of the compartment. When officers requested the man's driver's license, he gave them a credit card. The officer stated the man seemed to be confused and did not comply when asked to exit the vehicle. Eventually, he did.

No field sobriety tests were given because the officer was concerned that man might injure himself. There were three more small alcohol bottles in a fast-food bag. The man was asked if he would submit to a blood test at the hospital and he declined. He was brought to the station house where he was given his rights for the blood test. He refused to submit to it. After officers tried to take him from the building, he sat down and requested to speak to a superior officer. The superior eventually arrived, but the man refused to talk to him. He faces multiple charges.

When there is a litany of charges related to DWI or DUI, it is imperative to immediately have legal advice. Because people can make matters worse when they refuse to submit to testing and act belligerently, it is wise to call a legal professional who can assess the case from its foundation and determine if there are avenues of defense with the traffic stop, the investigation and other issues. For this man, since he is a prominent figure in the community, it is even more vital to have legal help. Calling a law firm experienced in DUI defense is essential.

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