Most people would agree that police officers have difficult jobs. In addition to their lives being at risk, their interactions with those charged with a crime can create a great deal of stress. Unfortunately, an officer in Missouri who was fired as a result of an interaction with a prisoner now faces an assault charge as well.
Even drivers who have spent hundreds of hours behind the wheel of a vehicle have moments when they panic while driving. A slight miscalculation can easily cause someone to overcorrect, resulting in an accident. Despite this, police in Missouri believe that a woman was drunk driving when she was reportedly involved in a single-vehicle accident that sent her to the hospital.
Most people in Missouri work hard at their jobs. Many dedicate large portions of their lives to one employer. Unfortunately, one man who has worked at a community college since 1992 is now being accused of embezzlement.
Police officers have difficult jobs. They frequently put their own lives at risk while trying to protect the lives and property of others. Often, they must make decisions in the heat of a moment that could make the difference between suffering a personal injury or returning home safely to their families after their shift. Unfortunately, an officer in Missouri is now charged with second-degree assault following what she describes as an "innocent mistake."
In recent history, law enforcement has acquired more sophisticated ways of testing whether or not a driver is under the influence. Specifically, breathalyzer tests can almost instantly determine the level of alcohol in a person’s blood.
The criminal justice system is often complicated. In addition to court proceedings, there are often unique circumstances that could lead to more severe punishments and charges. For example, a man in Missouri could potentially spend the rest of his life in prison after being charged with his seventh drunk driving offense.