According to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, a 40-year-old woman from Danbury was arrested on April 21 for operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. The woman was eventually charged with a variety of traffic violations and criminal charges. It was the second DUI arrest reported by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office that day.
At approximately 2:33 a.m. on New York Route 6 in Putnam County, the 40-year-old was arrested. The sheriff’s deputy who made the arrest noticed the vehicle driving erratically before pulling it over.
After the deputy stopped the vehicle, he made contact with the woman and noticed the smell of alcohol. Suspecting a drunk driver, the deputy conducted an investigation and eventually arrested the woman on suspicion of DUI. Once in custody, the woman registered above the legal limit of .08 percent blood alcohol concentration. After failing the test, the woman was charged with Having a BAC greater than .08 percent and a number of traffic violations.
Operating a vehicle while intoxicated can have serious consequences. An individual charged with a DUI may face heavy fines, the loss of their driving privileges and even jail time. That’s why an alleged offender may want to contact an attorney as soon as possible. Discussing the case with legal counsel experienced in DUI defense can help an individual understand the charges they face. These discussions are an important part of developing a viable trial strategy. An attorney with experience in criminal defense law might be able to help an alleged offender negotiate a favorable plea deal with prosecution.