After being pulled over by police, it is not always clear what a driver is obligated to do. In some cases, an officer may request that a driver perform a particular action that the driver has the right to refuse to do. In other instances, if a driver refuses to comply with an officer’s request, it is possible that the driver will face criminal repercussions. During an OUI stop, drivers may not be certain about what to do.
One woman in Massachusetts may have been unclear on her rights and obligations during a recent traffic stop. Apparently, officers stopped the woman’s vehicle after she allegedly failed to stop at an intersection. When speaking with officers, she purportedly stated that she had been drinking alcohol earlier in the evening. When asked to step out of her vehicle, the woman reportedly refused to do so.
It was also reported that a man described as the woman’s partner arrived at the scene and was also taken into custody for obstruction of justice and disorderly conduct. As a result of the traffic stop, the woman was taken into custody and is currently facing the following charges:
- Failure to stop at a stop sign
- Resisting arrest
- Negligent operation of a motor vehicle
Facing multiple criminal charges, including OUI, can make a case more difficult. This Massachusetts woman will undoubtedly want to address the allegations as effectively as possible. As her case proceeds, she may find it useful to thoroughly explore her legal options. Additionally, the man taken into custody may want to follow a similar path to address the allegations brought against him.