When someone is having a bad day, the decisions he or she makes may not always be in his or her best interest. Unfortunately, some of those decisions could have legal ramifications if a person is accused of doing something that breaks the law. For example, if a person has a few drinks to take the edge off but then gets behind the wheel of a vehicle, charges for OUI could result if authorities believe the person is intoxicated.
Accident leads to arrest
It was recently reported that a professor at a Massachusetts university was arraigned on criminal charges for allegedly driving drunk. The woman was reported as being 43 years old, and authorities were called after the woman purportedly hit a baby stroller with her vehicle while in a parking lot. There was a 17-month-old child in the stroller, but reports indicated that the child was fine and that no one suffered any injuries in the incident.
Details were not provided as far as whether the woman performed field sobriety tests or if a breath test was conducted. Nonetheless, officers arrested the woman at the scene, and after her recent arraignment, she was released from custody on her own recognizance. A spokesperson for the university where the woman works released a statement indicating that their thoughts were with the mother and child affected by the incident.
Exploring defense options
The Massachusetts woman accused in this OUI case likely has a lot on the line. If she is convicted of the charge, she could face legal repercussions, such as fines or possible jail time, and could face negative effects to her professional career. She undoubtedly hopes to work toward the best outcome possible, and thoroughly exploring her criminal defense options may allow her to do that.