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Woman faces DWI offenses and more after hitting police car

In Pennsylvania, drivers who are alleged to have been driving under the influence or driving while intoxicated can face a series of charges and penalties. Often, however, the charges they face can include other allegations that can make the situation worse. If, for example the driver tried to flee law enforcement, they can be charged with a crime for that. When accumulating the potential penalties, convictions can have a life-changing effect. Therefore, it is important to think about effective ways to formulate a defense.

A 52-year-old woman is facing several charges related to a DWI. According to the investigation, at around 8:30 p.m., she made a turn and entered the road heading in the opposite direction of traffic. She came close to hitting a police car that had been contacted about a suspected drunk driver. After the near-miss, she is accused of trying to ram the officer's vehicle. The officer's vehicle had its overhead lights activated the entire time.

When the officer tried to catch the woman, she went across the barrier that separates the lanes. When the officer pulled in the front of her vehicle, she hesitated and hit the police car. The engine then stalled. She was arrested for drunk driving, fleeing, trying to elude and other charges. A blood test was given to determine her blood-alcohol concentration, but the results had not been disclosed.

DUI charges and other legal violations can cause significant problems in a person's life. Not only can there be jail time and fines, but there might be a driver's license suspension. When the person is accused of fleeing law enforcement or even trying to hit the officer's vehicle, the penalties can be extensive.

While driving under the influence is a dangerous act and refusing to comply with law enforcement is serious, the mere allegation does not automatically mean the person is guilty. There could be extenuating circumstances or other issues that can contribute to the defense.

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