Before and while operating a motorized vehicle, most Nebraska drivers follow safe practices. Among others, these practices include ensuring proper maintenance of the vehicle, checking that all occupants are wearing seat belts, and avoiding alcohol and drugs that may impair judgment. However, not all drivers cover all these bases all the time. Drunk driving, in particular, is still a problem, despite continual warnings in the media about the dangers of driving under the influence.
Residents of any city, here in Nebraska and across the country, trust their police force to protect them from potential harm. However, police officers are human, and like anyone else, they can occasionally make serious errors in judgment. Sometimes, such public authorities commit the same crimes that they are supposed to prevent others from committing. Unfortunately, this seems to be the case in what authorities say was a drunk driving incident involving a former Lincoln police officer.
Although most Nebraska residents are fully aware of the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, unfortunately, some drivers still indulge in one or more of these substances before getting behind the wheel of a vehicle. In some cases, a person will repeat the same mistake multiple times. A Nebraska man was part of a multiple-vehicle accident in which, according to law enforcement authorities, drunk driving was involved.
Most Nebraska drivers, from time to time, have experienced a malfunction with one of their car's features and have had to improvise in order to keep driving safely. Sometimes, a driver may not make the best choice under the circumstances, resulting in damage to the driver's car, its occupants or other people or property in their path. Recently, a Nebraska man encountered this type of dilemma when his windshield wipers failed to work, but the incident ended with him being charged with drunk driving.
Car accidents can happen at any moment of the day or night. Even drivers that follow all safety recommendations can sometimes become momentarily distracted, which is all it takes to drift slightly, entering oncoming lanes of traffic. Unfortunately, a recent crash in Nebraska has resulted in a fatality and criminal charges due to drunk driving allegations.
When some drivers hear a siren, they have a temporary moment of panic while they attempt to locate the vehicle and take action to get out of the way as necessary. Unfortunately, one woman reportedly struck another vehicle after the driver of an ambulance in Nebraska turned on the vehicle's sirens. She is now charged with drunk driving.
Car accidents can happen in Nebraska for a variety of different of reasons. While some may occur due to a relatively minor driver error, others may occur due to a medical emergency. Often the latter can look like drunk driving. However, it is unclear how police determined that a woman was under the influence prior to her recent arrest.
Road construction is necessary to keep the roads in Nebraska and across the country safe. However, anyone who has driven through a construction site likely knows of the confusion that they can create, especially at night. Changes in traffic patterns and additional lights in the area can make them difficult to maneuver. As a result, an accident in such an area is possible. Unfortunately, a man has recently been charged with drunk driving after he was allegedly involved in an accident.
The average person has little to no legal training. While people facing criminal charges may have a basic understanding of the fact that they have certain rights, for example, they may not be fully aware of all their rights or whether unlawful treatment has occurred. As such, those facing criminal charges in Nebraska, including those related to drunk driving, often choose to hire someone to help them respond to the accusations against them.
Many people in Nebraska who want to spend time with friends and consume alcohol have a plan to ensure that everyone gets home safely. Often, this includes utilizing a service such as Uber, which is basically a taxi service. Unfortunately, a group of people who were allegedly using Uber claim that their driver was drunk driving and contacted police.