While being involved in a traffic stop might not be ideal, in some cases, it could be unavoidable. Even something as minor as a burnt-out headlight or noisy exhaust pipe could prompt authorities to pull a driver over. Unfortunately, a recent traffic stop in California has left a 52-year-old woman facing DUI charges after she allegedly struck a police car and attempted to flee the scene.
The incident is said to have taken place on a recent Monday after authorities claim to have received reports of a possible drunk driver. Using a description provided by a witness, authorities located a vehicle and initiated a traffic stop. They assert that as officers were approaching the vehicle, the driver intentionally backed into the police cruiser and proceeded to flee.
Authorities claim they were able to locate the vehicle soon thereafter, and they assert that the driver was exhibiting signs of impairment. She was taken to a medical facility for treatment of unspecified injuries and then taken into custody on suspicion of drunk driving. She is reportedly facing numerous charges following the alleged incident, including a DUI and recklessly evading a traffic stop.
Facing DUI charges can be an intimidating process, and the average person may lack the necessary legal experience to know how best to approach the situation. When facing similar charges, a person in California could benefit from consulting with a defense attorney for guidance in making informed decisions about his or her case. An attorney can provide a client with guidance on what to expect from the process and assist him or her in forming a strong defense for use during legal proceedings.