It was recently reported that a man was taken into custody in Minnesota on suspicion of driving under the influence. The man was from another state and reportedly had a past record of DUI offenses. Due to his particular circumstances, the man may wish to determine what legal avenues may help him best address his current predicament.
Apparently, the situation began when authorities were informed of a van traveling the wrong direction on the interstate. An officer reportedly spotted the van and pulled the driver over after purportedly seeing the van drift over the fog line. When he approached the vehicle, the officer allegedly saw multiple empty cans and a pack of beer inside the vehicle. When questioned, the man purportedly stated that he had consumed a couple of beers.
Reports stated that sobriety tests were conducted, but it was not specified what those exact tests were. However, the man presumably did not pass those tests, and he was taken into custody. It was also reported that the man's blood-alcohol level was .24 percent. At the time of the report, the man had been released from custody. It was noted that he allegedly had 12 previous DUI convictions since 1988.
Due to his previous DUI convictions, the man could potentially face an increase in punishment should he be convicted of the most recent charges brought against him. If he wishes to work toward avoiding such an outcome, he may want to consider creating and presenting a criminal defense. Information on applicable strategies may allow him to make better informed decisions, and consulting with an experienced attorney may help him better understand Minnesota criminal proceedings.
Source: argusleader.com, "SF man with 12 DUI's arrested driving wrong way on I-90", Katie Nelson, April 21, 2016