People often make mistakes throughout their lives. In some instances, those mistakes may have few consequences, and in other cases, the outcomes could prove detrimental. In situations that allegedly involve drunk driving, individuals could find themselves facing the possibility of serious charges, punishments and life-changing outcomes. Even allegations of DUI could have lasting effects.
When young people are involved in motor vehicle accidents, they may live the rest of their lives with the scars, both physical and emotional. The lessons and warnings they may have received as they learned to drive are brought home in the most painful way. When these accidents involve charges of drunk driving, a young person may face a very uncertain future.
Police in Oklahoma respond as quickly as possible when they receive word that someone is in trouble. Often, law enforcement relies on average citizens to be their eyes and ears, leading them to the scene of a crime or directing them to someone suspected of wrongdoing. One woman placed herself in danger after reporting a hit-and-run accident by a man who was also suspected of drunk driving.
In Oklahoma and in other states, the protection of children in motor vehicles is of primary concern to law enforcement. This is why anyone suspected of drunk driving may face even harsher penalties if convicted of doing so with a child in the car. One couple is facing such possibilities following a recent traffic incident.
An Oklahoma man with a criminal past is now facing an uncertain future. The 38-year-old man is accused of causing a fatal drunk driving accident in 2014 and is awaiting his trial, which is likely to start this week. Although the accident was horrific and tragic, everyone accused of a crime is entitled to a fair trial and the right to question the evidence presented by the prosecution.
With the increase in accidents and fatalities involving drugs and alcohol, police are on the alert for drivers showing signs of impairment. A driver accused of operating a vehicle under the influence may face an uncertain future, especially if he or she already has a record of similar offenses. Recently, an Oklahoma woman with a record of numerous convictions for drunk driving was arrested and charged with the same offense.
Driving in Oklahoma is often treacherous, whether it is in the heavy traffic of big cities or the rural highways where wildlife may appear at any moment. To have an accident is stressful enough, especially when children are in the vehicle. However, when police charge the driver with drunk driving, the driver's life may be put on hold indefinitely.
Oklahoma City police say an officer was cruising on SW 22nd Street when he saw a vehicle that looked like one that had been reported earlier. Officials believed the driver might be drunk.
Few people disagree that driving under the influence of alcohol is dangerous. Too many studies and personal experiences demonstrate the dangers of drunk driving. When alcohol is believed to be a factor in a fatal accident, the accused driver may face a future of uncertainty. One Oklahoma woman is currently in jail after her recent arrest related to a fatal accident last December.
At this time of year, many in Oklahoma look back and wonder where the summer went. Schools will be back in session soon, and weather will begin to turn cooler. Whether a college student, parent or teacher, some may be grasping for the last moments of carefree summer days. However, law enforcement in Oklahoma advises people to exercise good sense when attending those end-of-season celebrations, especially when alcohol is involved. This typically involves planning ahead by assigning designated drivers or other alternatives to drunk driving.