Anything you do at a traffic stop is evidence for or against a crime. The police will look for reasons to arrest you if you do something suspicious. A case in New Mexico that is getting national attention shows how doing stupid things at a traffic stop can land you in hot water.
Fox 11 reported on the arrest of a local cheerleader who was found passed out behind the wheel. The police had been looking for her due to reports of reckless driving. When asked to step out of the vehicle, she was disoriented and couldn’t follow commands.
The officer attempted to perform a sobriety test by asking the woman to walk a straight line. Instead, she started doing cartwheels. When asked to do the test again, she continued doing cartwheels, then hit the officer. She’s now charged with battery and aggravated DWI.
Video caught the whole incident and it was released to the public. The news story has the information if you wish to view it.
True intoxication makes us do strange things, as this case shows. This is just one of many reasons why you should never drink at drive. Nevertheless, we are permitted to partake of small amounts of alcohol before getting behind the wheel. Finding the border between permissible drinking and legal intoxication is difficult, but many responsible drinkers learn how to do it.
If you have been charged with DUI and you think you weren’t legally intoxicated, you will need assistance to fight the charges. Call our Los Angeles DUI Team today so we can get started on your case. The sooner we can act, the better your chances will be.