There is not a single person who has not made some sort of mistake in his or her life. Unfortunately, depending on the person’s position, a mistake for some could mean additional personal and professional consequences, including media scrutiny. The best a person can hope for is to learn from their mistakes and ensure they do not repeat them in the future. Such appears to be the case for a Nebraska state senator who is accused of drunk driving.
The incident that reportedly led to the man’s arrest occurred during the early morning hours of a day in early February. According to reports, a state trooper pulled over a driver, allegedly because he was unable to maintain his lane on a Nebraska interstate. Police claim that the man, the senator, refused a breath test on two different occasions.
Reports indicate that the man acknowledged the charges in a speech given on the legislative floor. In the speech, he is said to have admitted responsibility and apologized to his family and constituents as well as his fellow senators. In the same speech, he indicated that state senators are held to a higher standard than other people.
When in a situation involving accusations of drunk driving, every person — regardless of their occupation — wants to ensure that he or she is fully aware of all available options and the consequences of each. In some cases, it may be appropriate to accept a plea deal for a lesser sentence or charge while in others the best option may be to fight the charges in court. An experienced criminal defense attorney can ensure that their clients are fully informed of all aspects of these options, allowing them to make decisions with confidence.
Source: U.S News & World Report, “Nebraska State Senator Arrested for DUI in Sarpy County”, Feb. 8, 2018