It's rarely expected. You find yourself driving along, minding your own business, when suddenly, you see bright, flashing lights in your rear-view mirror. You are shocked when the light approach and instead of passing your vehicle, they pull in behind your vehicle. Why are they pulling you over and what should you do?
Very few people intend on driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, but that one mistake in judgment can result in criminal charges. Being arrested and charged with a DUI should be taken very seriously, as the consequences can be harsh - even for a first offense.
A recent traffic stop of a Kentucky man provides a cautionary tale of how a simple traffic offense can expand to a great number of charges. The man was facing 16 charges, from traffic violations and misdemeanors to seven felonies. The charges included speeding, open container, DUI second offense, seatbelt violation, lack of insurance, driving on a DUI suspended license, resisting arrest, wanton endangerment (three counts), identity theft and evading police.