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Police arrest 78-year-old Nebraska woman for drunk driving

An alleged attempted hit-and-run led police to arrest a Nebraska woman. Accused of driving under the influence in addition to other charges, she is currently being held in lieu of $15,000 bond and could face a possible six years behind bars. These types of serious consequences are not uncommon for drunk driving charges that involve causing bodily harm to another person.

Nebraska woman faces 7 criminal charges, including drunk driving

On their own, criminal charges for driving drunk can have serious consequences. These potential consequences can be exacerbated by additional criminal charges, which are not uncommon during drunk driving arrests. A Nebraska woman is currently facing at least seven charges for allegedly causing a fatal accident while under the influence of alcohol.

Blood draws for drunk driving do not need warrant, state says

The Nebraska Supreme Court recently ruled that blood draws taken without warrants can still be used, going against a precedent laid out by the U.S. Supreme Court. Many drivers submit to blood draws only after being threatened with criminal charges for drunk driving. At least one attorney has stated that he plans to ask the nation's highest court to review the Nebraska court's decision.

Woman faces drunk driving charges after fatal accident

The death of a child is a tragedy beyond words. To lose a child in an accident is a devastation from which many families do not recover. However, to be the one held responsible for the accident that resulted in the child's death may be just as unbearable. One woman is facing drunk driving charges along with the knowledge that the Nebraska accident that occurred while she was behind the wheel resulted in the death of a 6-year-old girl.

Nebraska man faces 4th drunk driving arrest

Understandably, Nebraska police want to keep dangerous drivers off the road so that motorists can travel safely to their destinations. This means being on the lookout for signs of drunk driving. Before pulling a vehicle over to determine if the driver is intoxicated, officers usually have some probable cause. If the officer's probable cause is successfully challenged in a court of law, any pending charges against the driver could be dismissed.

8 mile chase on gravel roads ends with drunk driving charges

Attempting to evade a traffic stop can be dangerous, and the ensuing police chase could lead to increased suspicion of criminal activity. Many individuals have been arrested under similar circumstances, and have faced additional charges as a result. A 61-year-old man in Nebraska could be preparing for the road ahead by focusing on his defense after he was arrested for drunk driving following an alleged eight mile chase.

Alleged drunk driving blamed for fatal accident

DUI charges carry serious penalties if the driver is convicted. Even if the driver is fortunate enough to avoid an accident, he or she may face the loss of driving privileges, not to mention potential fines and jail time. If the offense is not the first for the driver, the penalties for a drunk driving conviction increase. However, the most serious charges may come if the driver is found responsible for an accident while intoxicated.

Many admit to drunk driving for various reasons

Few people in Nebraska will doubt that a lot has changed in the way society views and deals with people who drive after drinking alcohol. Despite the millions of dollars spent on educational programs and public awareness campaigns, drunk driving is still a problem that law enforcement deals with regularly. A recent study reveals some interesting facts about the state of drunk driving prevention and the drivers most likely to risk getting behind the wheel after drinking.

Woman charged with felony drunk driving after accident

When criminal charges are on the table, the facts are crucial. Nebraska police have a duty to investigate carefully and proceed with caution. After a motor vehicle accident, for example, officers must question any witnesses to determine what really happened. One Nebraska woman is facing drunk driving charges after an accident that injured her child.

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