Tractor-trailers play a significant role in the economy of the United States. Drivers transport goods across the country in a relatively short amount of time. Unfortunately, drivers could feel a great deal of stress to meet certain deadlines. One driver was recently arrested in Nebraska, accused of drunk driving.
The incident that led to the man’s arrest happened one morning on a day in mid-June. According to police, he entered the tractor-trailer at approximately 8:30 a.m. and began what reports described as a “reckless driving spree.” Police say that as the man traveled through a Nebraska neighborhood, the tractor-trailer tore up yards and struck several vehicles.
An officer initiated a stop, though most of the vehicle’s rear tires were said to have been damaged at that point. The 53-year-old driver allegedly told the officer that he had been drinking since approximately midnight the night before. Because of back pain, he told the officer that he was unable to participate in a blood alcohol test. He was then taken into custody and now faces several charges, including driving under the influence and refusing a DUI test.
When people are suspected of a crime, they may not be fully aware of the potential implications of the information they provide police officers during initial questioning. Fortunately, they are allowed to have an attorney at their side, guiding them through the questioning process even if they have not yet been charged with a crime. Those facing drunk driving and other criminal charges in Nebraska often feel more confidence in the decisions that they make with such a professional by their side.