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Drunk driving arrest can be traumatizing experience

As the holidays approach, more and more holiday celebrations will take place. Some New Hampshire businesses will host holiday parties in addition to those organized by friends and family. Many of these celebrations will feature a variety of food and alcoholic beverages for the guests to sample. In the midst of visiting with co-workers, friends and family, it becomes easy for one to misjudge the situation and to eat or drink too much. When this happens, the unsuspecting celebrant may decide that it is still okay to drive and could end up facing drunk driving charges.

One recent accident is currently under investigation, and the driver of the car has been arrested on drunk driving charges. According to New Hampshire police reports, the 27-year-old drove off the side of the road on I-95, and crashed into a tree. This caused the nearby rest area entrance to be closed for about an hour while the area was cleared and investigated.

This accident is still under investigation, and police have not indicated what caused the accident to occur. However, based upon the driver's arrest, some might assume that he was guilty of drunk driving. However, the fact that one has been arrested does not necessarily mean that he or she is guilty. Guilt can only be determined within a court of law by evidence that is determined to be beyond a reasonable doubt.

Being arrested on drunk driving charges can be a traumatizing experience for the typical New Hampshire resident. In addition to being arrested, the individual may also face monetary fines and jail time if a conviction is ultimately obtained in criminal court. If the holiday celebration leads to a drunk driving arrest, the accused individual will want an experienced defense attorney working in his or her corner.

Source: Hampton N.H. Patch, "Crash on I-95 Leads to DWI Charge for Maine Man", Tony Schinella, Dec. 1, 2016

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