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Failure to Stop after DUI Results in Additional Charges

 Posted on October 07,2013 in DUI

When police officers are trying to pull you over on suspicion of driving under the infant of alcohol, it is typically better to comply. Failure to do so may result in additional charges being filed against you.

A man in Cleveland who was driving under the influence of alcohol, refused to stop his car, even during a police chase. The police were alerted to the man's DUI, when a pedestrian called in to report an SUV driving at excessive speeds that nearly struck him. However, when the police responded to the scene, they found the SUV backing out of a McDonald's drive through. They began to give chase, but the man continued to drive on.

When the SUV finally came to a stop, the driver admitted that he continued driving because he wanted to finish his Big Mac!

He apologized to police, and gave in to a blood-alcohol test. He registered a .255, which is almost 3 times the legal limit of .08%. He admitted to drinking approximately 10 to 15 beers before driving the car. Needless to say, he is in significant legal trouble.

As a result of failure to stop for police, the man now faces charges of not only operating a vehicle while intoxicated, but also failure to comply. He also faces additional charges of driving under a suspended license.

While it is best to comply when police are trying to pull you over, it is also best to protect your own interests, by not saying too much during questioning. Doing so could result in unnecessary information being conveyed, and this data can be used by police to build a case against you. Instead, get in touch with an experienced Santa Cruz DUI lawyer to protect your rights.

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