People in the Denver area are arrested and/or charged with drunk driving every day. However, just being arrested or charged does not make a person guilty. Anyone facing this kind of situation should understand his or her rights and all of the legal implications that apply. Preparing a strong defense can go a long way in determining whether or not a person is convicted.
A Centennial man has been fired just two days after being charged with DUI. The 36-year-old man was transporting a busload of special needs students on a field trip while he was allegedly intoxicated. Authorities arrested the man after he allegedly failed a drug/alcohol test. According to reports, a witness saw the man allegedly throwing vodka bottles from his school bus into a parking lot.
Reportedly, school security officials contacted the man and told him to remain where he was, however he allegedly left the scene. Authorities say that after they eventually caught up with the man that he allegedly admitted to taking cold medicine and vodka that morning before starting his shift.
This man is already feeling the affects of his arrest. Although he has not even been convicted he has already lost his job. The consequences of a DUI conviction can be serious and can severely limit a person’s rights. Anyone, who is facing these kinds of charges shouldn’t waste any time in finding the proper legal help. The right DUI attorney can make all the difference in whether or not a person is found guilty and how severe the penalties will be if convicted.
Source: Our Colorado News, “School bus driver loses job after DUI,” George Lurie, Nov. 22, 2013