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Motorcyclist fleeing police arrested on drunk driving charges

People in and on a variety of different vehicles can face drunk driving charges. That can include a truck, a car and a motorcycle. Regardless, when a person is accused of driving under the influence, there can be a multitude of incidents that occur that can escalate the charges the person must deal with. With an arrest for drunk driving, the penalties can be harsh and long-lasting. Forging a strong defense is essential for any case no matter the level and number of charges the person is confronted with.

Points to remember about a DUI breath test and chemical test

Indiana drivers will likely be generally aware of how blood alcohol content level can lead to drunk driving charges and that law enforcement will use a breathalyzer or a blood test to determine the amount of alcohol in the driver's blood. But there are other aspects of the breath test that drivers should understand, particularly if they are arrested for operating under the influence and need to formulate a strong defense against the charges.

Radio host arrested as part of alleged Ponzi scheme

Due to the number of high-profile cases in which people have been arrested and convicted for taking part in them, the phrase Ponzi scheme is well-known to people in Indianapolis and across the U.S. There are numerous ways of facing allegations of taking part in these white collar crimes and those who are confronted with being part of a Ponzi scheme should be aware of the importance of formulating a strong defense from the start.

Two men face multiple offenses including drugged driving

Indiana drivers who are confronted with allegations of driving under the influence might find themselves facing multiple offenses if the circumstances warrant it. For example, being stopped for driving while intoxicated might lead to the officers searching the vehicle and alleging that other legal violations were being committed. This can result in penalties that go far beyond those that would generally accompany a DWI. Whether the case involves simple drunk driving or drunk driving and other charges, a conviction can cause long-term problems to a person's life and it is essential to lodge a strong defense.

How to avoid an OWI after a sporting event

Whether your plans involve attending a college or pro football game or watching a race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, you want to make sure you stay safe throughout the festivities. One study performed by University of Minnesota researchers found that around 8 percent of people at sporting events end up with a blood alcohol content level of more than 0.08. 

What are ignition interlock device violations in Indiana?

One of the penalties that can be assessed when an Indianan is convicted on drunk driving charges is to have an ignition interlock device placed on their vehicle. The basic premise of this device is for it to be installed on the vehicle the person owns or regularly operates. When it will be driven, the person will blow into the machine so it can determine the blood alcohol content level before the vehicle will start. It will also intermittently require that the driver blow into it to ensure that no alcohol was consumed in the interim. While it sounds simple, there are laws governing it and violations can result in other penalties.