For drivers in Plano who get behind the wheel after drinking, the penalties they will face if they're caught and convicted will vary depending on the situation. Depending on the circumstances in the driving while intoxicated incident, there can be multiple offenses charged and serious penalties. If the allegations are enough to result in charges for felony DUI/DWI, such as when there are children in the vehicle, a conviction can have a major influence on the driver's life.
Recently, a 42-year-old man who hit a woman's vehicle and refused to stop was arrested for DWI. The woman whose car was involved in the crash followed the car that hit her and contacted police. Police stopped the vehicle in question and he refused to exit the vehicle. They smelled alcohol on the man and gave him a sobriety test, which he failed. A warrant to take a blood test was granted and he registered over three times the legal limit. In addition, he had three children - age 5, 3 and 2 - in the car with him.