On behalf of The Law Office of Gregory N. Smith
Police Say Missouri Woman Was DWI with Children in The Car
It is relatively easy to become disoriented when driving. A missed turn or turning too early could quickly lead someone down the wrong road. Despite this possibility, police in Missouri have accused a woman of DWI. She now faces multiple criminal charges.
The incident that led to the woman’s arrest reportedly happened on a day in September. Based on the charges filed against the woman, she was allegedly driving the wrong way on a Missouri roadway. Police say there were two juveniles in the vehicle with her at the time, ages 15 and 12.
The woman was reportedly convicted of involuntary manslaughter and possession of drug paraphernalia previously. In addition to believing that the woman was under the influence at the time of the incident, law enforcement officials say that there was drug paraphernalia and drugs in the vehicle. In addition to a charge of persistent DWI, the woman is also accused of possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, failure to drive on the right side of the highway and endangering the welfare of a child.
Unfortunately, when someone makes a mistake in his or her past that results in criminal charges, it may be easy for law enforcement officers to make assumptions when it comes to future incidents. It is unclear what evidence supports the charge of DWI. Because of the serious accusations against the Missouri woman, she may want an experienced criminal defense attorney on her side as she makes the decisions that will affect the rest of her life.