When a person is driving while intoxicated, they put others at risk. Most people know this, even if they end up being the person who is driving while drunk.
For example, there is the case of a DUI suspect who was stopped after he almost hit a safety sign in Silver Springs Shores. The 62-year-old man was accused of a DUI after he was pulled over by police. The arrest states that he’d swerved across the yellow line before swerving again into the grass. He then continued on, according to the police, half in the roadway and half off.
The deputy reported that the driver stopped prior to hitting someone who was standing in their driveway. The driver was then stopped and allegedly smelled of alcohol. His blood alcohol content was .22% and .21% according to the Breathalyzer, which could result in harsher penalties if convicted.
Enhanced penalties can be filed against anyone who has a BAC over .15%. However, it’s essential that the tests are given correctly and have accurate readings. If they are too far off from one another, then there is a potential that the Breathalyzer was not calibrated correctly.
If you are stopped by the police for a DUI like this person was, it’s important for you to know your rights. You can give a breath sample, but if you think you’ll be over the enhanced limit, it may be in your better interests not to. Your attorney can talk to you more about what you should do if you’re accused of driving while intoxicated in Ocala.