A woman from Merrimack was charged with drunk driving last week after receiving similar charges the day before. The 48-year-old woman was arrested for DUI on March 19, after police were tipped off regarding her erratic driving behavior at approximately 2 p.m. She was also arrested in Nashua for drunk driving on March 18.
During the March 19 incident, authorities received a call about the woman's bad driving. Officers were dispatched to the area and located the woman's vehicle, which they proceeded to follow. After the vehicle committed multiple driving infractions, officers performed a traffic stop. Allegedly, the driver was visibly impaired so officers arrested her.
The woman was later released after posting $1,500 bail. Her next court date is for March 31. According to media records, this is certainly not this woman's first rodeo. In addition to being arrested for DUI on March 19, she was also taken into custody on DUI charges on March 18. Also, in 2013, she was arrested after causing an accident due to a yellow line violation.
It is important to remember that just because someone is accused of a crime does not meant that the individual will be convicted -- even if the person has been arrested and/or convicted of the crime in the past. Indeed, no New Hampshire resident -- no matter how serious the alleged criminal acts -- will be found guilty and punished unless the person is proved to be guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in court.
A lot can happen during an accused person's criminal defense proceedings. While a guilty conviction is always a possibility, it may also be possible to reduce the severity of punishments in exchange for a guilty plea or get the charges dismissed altogether.
Source: patch.com, "Merrimack Woman Arrested for Drunk-Driving Twice in One Week," Tony Schinela, accessed March. 27, 2015