Many individuals have faced accusations of driving under the influence of alcohol based upon the statements of others nearby. When authorities receive reports of an incident involving a possible intoxicated driver, an investigation into the matter will ensue. A 56-year-old man has recently been taken into custody and is facing DWI charges after allegedly driving his vehicle into the side of a hotel in Minnesota.
Authorities claim to have received reports of the incident just after 1 p.m. on a recent Thursday. According to a witness, a vehicle entered the lot of the hotel at a fast pace and struck the building after the driver was unable to slow down while attempting to park. Upon arriving at the scene and approaching the vehicle, police assert the man was still behind the wheel and was uncertain of what had occurred.
According to police, the man submitted to a breath test, which allegedly indicated his blood alcohol content to be well over the legal limit to operate a motor vehicle. He was taken into custody soon thereafter and faces multiple charges, including DWI. Charges of this nature carry serious penalties if a conviction is obtained, potentially including a lengthy jail sentence and a substantial amount in monetary fines.
Those who face DWI charges may wish to protect themselves against potentially devastating consequences, but they might be uncertain where to turn for guidance. When experiencing a similar situation, a person could find it beneficial to seek counsel from a defense attorney. An attorney can advise a client in Minnesota of the potential consequences he or she may face and assist in forming a strong defense for use during subsequent legal proceedings.
Source: swnewsmedia.com, "UPDATED: No injuries after truck crashes into Eden Prairie hotel," Patty Dexter, Nov. 29, 2017