In Pennsylvania, a man has been charged withdrunk driving after leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase. The incident began
with an attempted traffic stop when law enforcement spotted the driver
making poor decisions behind the wheel and suspected drunk driving. The
driver then refused to pull over and led the police on a chase at a rate
of speed sometimes reaching 100 miles per hour.
Ultimately, the man stopped and exited the vehicle. While he did attempt
to run from Pennsylvania police on foot, he was eventually caught and
arrested. He has officially been charged with drunk driving, speeding
and other reckless behavior. He did enter a guilty plea to all of the
charges that have been brought against him. However, it has not been indicated
if a chemical test of his blood alcohol content was performed after his arrest.
Drunk driving charges can result in serious consequences. If convicted,
a defendant can face fines, penalties and more. In fact, jail time is
a possibility for those who have been convicted of drunk driving. Because
of the serious nature of all of the possible consequences, defendants
may not want to face these circumstances.
Because the man has pleaded guilty to the drunk driving charges, it may
be best for the man to consider pursuing the lowest possible fines and
penalties. Occasionally, defendants may be able to secure lesser consequences,
but it depends largely upon the previous drunk driving record of the individual.
In this case, the man could explore all of the possible solutions for
his problem before making a defense decision.
Dillsburg man pleads guilty to high-speed chase, DUI charges, Steve Marroni, Feb. 11, 2014