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Louisiana woman faces misdemeanor charges for DUI and more

A 22-year-old woman recently flipped her vehicle upside down in an intersection. She was cited for several misdemeanor charges after police found her sitting on the ground by the car, surrounded by onlookers. Upon arrival, the officer checked the woman over for injuries and made sure that she was alone in her vehicle in the Louisiana intersection.

According to the report, although the woman had a few cuts on her hand, she refused to accept medical care. A police officer claimed to smell alcohol on the woman's breath as she was being interrogated. The officer also stated that the woman's eyes were bloodshot. 

Although the woman told police that she had swerved to avoid a barrel that had fallen out of a truck in front of her, a witness apparently denied those allegations. The witness stated that he had seen the woman swerving for a few miles. The woman allegedly drove off of the road and hit a mailbox that was mounted on a barrel. 

After striking the mailbox, witnesses claim that the woman slammed into a culvert. This caused her vehicle to flip into the intersection, where it came to rest. After questioning the woman and witnesses, officers charged her with five misdemeanors, namely failure to provide proof of insurance, criminal mischief in the second degree, driving carelessly, DWI refusing to submit and DWI. 

Anyone who has been arrested on misdemeanor charges (or felonies) in Louisiana may choose to consult with a criminal defense attorney. This type of lawyer can advise the accused in the best way to proceed with the case. By speaking with an attorney, the accused can gain an understanding of his or her legal rights and prepare for the coming court proceedings.

Source: ksla.com, "Vehicle overturned at Jonesboro intersection, woman cited", Aug 3, 2017

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