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Virginia drivers who are arrested for driving while intoxicated need to understand the various consequences they will face in the event of a conviction. Charges related to drunk driving can be limited to one or two issues or it can extend to multiple offenses, depending on the circumstances. Regardless of the individual situation, one of the most important factors for the case is to have legal assistance to craft a defense from the start. This is particularly true when there is an accident involved.

According to recent reports, a woman was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated after she supposedly crashed her car into the back of another vehicle. That vehicle was an unmarked police cruiser driven by the police chief of Fairfax County. The accident happened at around 8:40 p.m. and the woman was driving a Nissan SUV. The vehicle she hit was a 2017 Ford Explorer that was waiting at a red light. The female driver of the Nissan, age 40, was arrested for DWI. The chief was reported to have minor injuries, was treated at a hospital and later released.

There can be hefty punishments assessed to those who are convicted of a DUI. With multiple offenses, these can be increased significantly. For example, there can be incarceration, fines, the loss of driving privileges, an interlock device placed on the driver's car and much more life-impacting consequences.

These potential penalties could take away a person's freedom, have a negative impact on a career and cause problems in his or her personal life. It is suffice to say that it is in the person's best interests to do whatever is possible to try and have the charges reduced or be acquitted. It is possible that there was a mistake in the testing to determine the driver's blood-alcohol content. If the arrest stemmed from a traffic stop, there's a chance that the officer's actions were in violation of protocol. This is all important to consider for planning the defense.

In this case, a woman was arrested after she rear-ended another vehicle and was determined to have been under the influence. To make matters worse, the vehicle she rear-ended was an unmarked police vehicle. Even though the factors of this case seem to be mounted against her, she still needs to formulate a strong defense. For that, having a qualified lawyer on her side is a key and that is the first call she should make.

Source: Washington Post, "Fairfax police chief's vehicle rear-ended by alleged drunk driver," Martin Well, Dec. 13, 2016

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