Man charged with drunk driving after passing out in drive-through
On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | August 16, 2018
Anyone who is facing allegations of driving under the influence in Appleton and throughout Wisconsin should remember the litany of consequences they will face should there be a conviction. These can include a driver license suspension, an arrest, fines and other penalties. A strong defense can be imperative to combat these charges, especially when there are prior offenses in the driver’s past. The circumstances under which the arrest was made are key to the strategy used when formulating that defense and should not be ignored.
A man was arrested for a second-offense drunk driving when he was found passed out in a McDonald’s drive-through. The incident began at around 10 p.m. when there were calls to law enforcement about a driver who was passed out. He was in a Honda Accord. The staff at the restaurant said that he was breathing, but did not respond to them. When law enforcement arrived at the scene, the man was woken up and arrested.
Having a drunk driving conviction on one’s record can be problematic in a legal and personal sense. Not only could it result in jail, fines and other punishments, but the driver can also lose the ability to drive with the driver license suspended. The conviction might also have an impact on getting certain jobs in the future as well as the ability to join the military or attend a school. When it is a second offense, it can cause even more negative issues in a person’s life. Fortunately, there are strategies to defend against these charges. For example, if the driver was not driving at the time, there might be a way to reduce the charges. Or there could be a reasonable explanation as to why the person appeared to be under the influence.
In this incident, a man was passed out in a restaurant drive-through when law enforcement was called and he was arrested. With this being his second offense, he must make sure to have legal advice and protection that only an experienced drunk driving lawyer can provide. Calling for assistance immediately is key to his case.