Drivers can become distracted for a variety of different reasons. This can be especially true for those driving for work whose mental attention may be focused on the details of the next work-related tasks they must complete. While this inattention could lead to a driver drifting out of their lane of traffic, it could be easy for law enforcement officers to make assumptions about the driver's level of sobriety. Unfortunately, a man in Texas now faces accusations of DWI due to an incident that allegedly occurred while driving a commercial vehicle.
The incident reportedly happened during the morning hours of a day in August. According to reports, the man was driving a concrete truck. The vehicle allegedly crossed the media into oncoming traffic. Police say they responded after receiving 911 calls about it.
As a result, police officers pulled over the driver. Though it is unclear how officers made the determination that the man was under the influence of alcohol or what his blood alcohol content was at the time, he was arrested, suspected of driving while intoxicated. The driver's identity was not released in the immediate aftermath of the incident. No injuries were reported.
A DWI accusation can have serious consequences on a person's life. For those who drive for a living, the work-related consequences can threaten their ability to support themselves. Because of this, those in Texas facing such accusations typically want to ensure that they fully understand their legal options and the potential ramifications of each. As such, they often seek guidance from a criminal defense attorney with experience with such cases.