When a teenager begins to drive, it signifies a new era of independence in their life. They no longer need someone to drive them around -- they can get themselves to school, to work and to hang out with their friends. During the summer months especially, more teens in Nebraska are out and about on the streets as school is out and they are either entertaining themselves or running errands for family members.
It's a common sight for Omaha residents as they drive down highways and local streets -- a driver pulled over on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. When police officers approach a detained vehicle, they typically check for signs of impairment and in doing so, may ask the driver to take a breath test to determine the driver's blood alcohol concentration. The question that arises, then, is if drivers must submit to the test and what happens if they do not?
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.