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Man arrested on drunk driving charges after chase

Law enforcement in Manassas and throughout Virginia is out in force seeking drivers who might be operating their vehicles under the influence. When an attempt is made to stop the vehicle, drivers are expected to stop and comply with officers. If they do not, there can be charges for drunk driving and more. This can lead to significant penalties including jail time, a driver license suspension and fines. While it is inadvisable to drive under the influence and flee from law enforcement, that does not mean every arrest is valid and the person should not lodge a strong defense. Legal assistance is essential toward that end.

A 25-year-old man was arrested for DUI, felony eluding, driving after his license has been forfeited, possessing marijuana, and reckless and aggressive driving. The incident began at approximately 4 p.m. when an officer was enforcing speed limits and stopping drivers who violated the law. The vehicle driven by the man who was eventually arrested was said to be speeding. The officer turned on his emergency lights and pursued the vehicle. The driver fled and hit another vehicle before crashing into a pole. After the officer investigated, the man was arrested.

Whether it is due to alcohol or drugs, DUI charges are serious can result in harsh penalties. When other allegations are piled on top of the DUI charge, it can negatively impact a person's life in myriad ways. Jail time, the loss of driving privileges and more can hinder a person for the time while they are incarcerated and even after the incarceration as there can be difficulty getting certain jobs, insurance will be costlier and other problems will arise. Defending against the criminal charges is a must to either get an acquittal or perhaps reduce the charges.

Given the litany of penalties that accompany traffic offenses and drunk driving, anyone who is charged should contact a legal professional as soon as possible. This is true regardless of the circumstances. A law firm that has experience in helping with drunk driving defense should be called from the start to craft a defense and deal with the allegations.

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