Most people know that getting behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol is dangerous and illegal. Yet far too many people in North Carolina throw caution to the wind and choose to drive while intoxicated. To keep roads safe, police forces in North Carolina and across the country go to great lengths to combat drunk driving, which can make DUI defense difficult. However, those who are arrested and charged with drunk driving have options to help them.
Alleged intoxicated driver apprehended
Recently in Alamance County, a man was arrested and charged with drunk driving after he allegedly ran from police. The incident occurred during the afternoon hours on Swepsonville-Saxapahaw Road. According to reports from the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office, deputies noticed a suspicious vehicle that was headed south in the northbound lanes, so they attempted a traffic stop.
When police tried to stop the car, the driver allegedly sped up and fled. Reports said the driver eventually stopped on Salem Church Road and police suspected the driver to be intoxicated. Reportedly, deputies also found an open container of alcohol in the vehicle. Police said the driver was arrested and charged with DUI.
Help is available
Getting arrested and charged with a criminal offense can cause a person to suffer through sleepless, anxiety-filled nights wondering what to do next. Those in North Carolina who have been arrested and charged with a DUI should know they have rights and options available to help them in these circumstances. An experienced and knowledgeable legal representative can help those charged determine a strategy to achieve the best possible outcome relative to their specific situation.