There could be many different reasons a police officer might pull someone over, including speeding, suspected drunk driving or other traffic violations. This situation can be intimidating for those being accused and may eventually lead to serious consequences. A Minnesota man is now accused by authorities not only of DWI, but also leading police on a high speed chase while his children were in the vehicle.
Police said that they were investigating reports of a vehicle swerving on I-94. When they located the vehicle in question, officials said that the driver fled onto a minimum maintenance road leading to the highway. They stated that speeds during the chase reached over 100 mph. The driver was reportedly finally stopped after driving over spike traps deployed by other officers.
The driver was taken into custody once his vehicle was stopped. Authorities then searched the vehicle, allegedly finding the man’s two children in the back seat. The man has been charged with multiple offenses, including fleeing, DWI child endangerment, reckless driving, open bottle and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Consulting an experienced Minnesota criminal defense attorney would likely benefit anyone facing similar DWI or other charges. An attorney could help a person better understand the charges he or she faces as and the possible consequences should a conviction be obtained. Additionally, an attorney could work toward insuring a person’s legal rights are protected as well as endeavor to build a strong defense to present before the court in an effort to provide the best possible outcome for the individual.
Source: kfgo.com, “Drunk driver with children in vehicle arrested after high speed chase“, Dec. 6, 2017