Driving under the influence is generally described as operating or controlling a motor vehicle while intoxicated, either by alcohol or drugs. In the State of Arizona, there are three basic types of DUI charges, with graduating levels of severity. The seriousness of the charge will be based on several key factors including previous convictions and the blood (or breath) alcohol concentration of the defendant at the time of the offense.
Roadside sobriety tests, by design, allow an officer to determine whether there is probable cause to charge a motorist with Driving under the Influence (DUI). The test results, however, are based on the officer’s personal perception in a lot of cases. For instance, if the officer is convinced that you have been drinking, but you
A Mohave Valley man was arrested this morning for a Super Extreme DUI. After the police responded to a small accident that he caused, they detected a strong odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle, along with unopened cans of beers. A breathalyzer revealed that the man allegedly had a blood alcohol concentration of .25