Driving while under the influence of alcohol is a serious offense. When Indiana residents are charged with this crime, they must then start the process of building a strong DUI defense. Hiring an attorney is the first step many choose when facing these charges. An employee with the Johnson County Prosecutor's Office is likely working with an attorney after being recently charged with drinking and driving.
Police reports indicate that the incident occurred on March 25 when the man was pulled over by an officer for not using his turn signal. Upon first inspection, the officer claims that he could smell alcohol on the man's breath and that the man's eyes had a glassy look to them. The officer then called for backup because he recognized the man was an employee at the prosecutor's office.
According to the reporting officer, the man allegedly admitted to having a few drinks and agreed to a field sobriety test. He supposedly refused a portable breath test, however, and was then arrested. Officers took him to jail where he was confined until they could get a warrant to take his blood. Investigators claim that his blood alcohol level was .104.
Charges like this can lead to serious consequences, ranging from a substantial monetary fine to jail time (if a conviction is ultimately obtained). In addition, a DUI charge can also affect a person's reputation. News reports state that the man has already resigned from his position with the prosecutor's office due to this event. An experienced Indiana criminal law attorney could help this man and any others charged with intoxicated driving build a strong DUI defense focused on achieving the best possible outcome.
Source: wishtv.com, "Police arrest man who works for Johnson Co. Prosecutor's Office on drunk driving charge", March 27, 2017