Arizona residents are governed by some very strict laws concerning driving under the influence. When stopped by law enforcement for suspicion of drunk driving, drivers may be asked to submit to a field sobriety test, a breath test or a blood test as means by police to determine whether or not a DUI arrest can be made. Even if a person is arrested, the ability and right to obtain a full DUI defense is provided by law as it must be remembered that every person in our legal system is innocent until proven guilty.
A Fort Mohave man could be looking for such a defense after his recent arrest. Charged with an extreme DUI, the 22-year old driver apparently told police that he lost control of his car after he had been drinking. A news report indicated that the early investigation of the scene shows that the driver may have hit two cars that were parked and then ended up in the front yard of another person’s home.
Police officers found him in his stopped vehicle in the yard and tested his blood alcohol content after smelling alcohol on him. The legal BAC limit in Arizona is 0.08 percent. The defendant’s blood alcohol content was measured at a level nearly three times that high of 0.231 percent.
Consequences for such convictions range from jail time to the use of an ignition interlock device and more. Any driver in Arizona who is arrested for a suspected DUI might consider talking to a private attorney to learn what options he or she has for a defense.
Source: My FoxPhoenix.com, “Fort Mohave man arrested for extreme DUI,” January 14, 2014