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Man arrested on DWI charges after fleeing and crashing in Butler

For people in Butler and throughout Pennsylvania, having a driver's license and a clean record is an important part of their daily lives. When they are confronted with the prospect of losing their driving privileges and even being arrested and jailed, it is critical to understand how to avoid these potential consequences that often accompany charges for driving under the influence or driving while intoxicated. The penalties can be made worse if the situation involves fleeing law enforcement and a crash.

According to recent reports, a police chase in Butler resulted in a man crashing his vehicle into a bowling alley and attempting to flee on foot. He was arrested. According to law enforcement, the man was driving a Dodge Dakota and did not use his turn signal when he stopped. After witnessing this violation, the officers tried to pull the vehicle over. The driver, a 54-year-old man, drove away. Law enforcement pursued.

The driver is said to have turned off his vehicle's lights as he tried get away. He then hit the bowling alley. There were people in the facility. He then ran from the crash. The man was found by other officers and stopped. He had the keys to the Dakota in his possession. He was brought back to the site of the crash. Officers stated they smelled alcohol. He took a blood test and was arrested for suspected DUI. His license was already under suspension for a previous DUI, according to the report. He faces numerous charges.

No matter the circumstances of a DUI or DWI arrest, it is wise to remember that everyone has certain rights. The severity of the charges does not mean that a conviction and the accompanying penalties are guaranteed. The traffic stop itself could be called into question as part of the defense. There might have been extenuating issues that might be factored in. The testing procedure for blood or breath tests could have been flawed. Or perhaps a plea agreement can be considered to reduce or dismiss some of the charges. Anyone facing these types of charges need to understand their options for DUI defense.

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