The 24-year-old son of Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in the early morning hours of May 1. According to police, the incident occurred in Columbia near the intersection of Broadway and Second Street.
If you are facing a DWI charge, you are likely concerned about many issues, including the potential for having to settle with pleading guilty. Although plea negotiations may be appropriate at times, it is helpful to have the assistance of a lawyer who has experience in defending against these matters to ensure that every angle is considered carefully in the process of developing a strategy.
Missouri residents may be familiar with the actress Amanda Bynes from her work on the hit television shows "All That" and "The Amanda Show." According to recent reports, the former actress was taken into custody for an impaired driving incident during the early morning hours of Sept. 26.
A 59-year-old man was taken into custody in connection with a serious drunk driving accident. Police say that the man was driving on Highway 54 in an SUV that was also carrying his wife and son as passengers. The vehicle left the roadway, traveled through the median and struck another car that waiting to turn.
A man is facing multiple criminal charges in central Missouri after the vehicle he was driving collided with a guardrail during the early morning hours of June 22. According to news reports, the 42-year-old driver has been taken into police custody and is being held at Callaway County Jail on $14,000 bond. Police allege that the driver resisted arrest and was under the influence of alcohol when the accident occurred.
Pro football fans in Missouri probably heard the news in early February that the Vikings were parting ways with veteran linebacker Erin Henderson, possibly connected to police arresting him on suspicion of DUI twice in six weeks. Henderson recently learned the formal charges he faces.
A school superintendent was taken into police custody after being stopped by the Missouri State Highway Patrol for a traffic violation. The 57-year-old man was detained on a charge of driving while intoxicated, according to an MSHP report. His assistant said that after serving as principal for one of their schools from 1997 to 2001, he had been superintendent since 2001 and was working part time when he was held by police for DWI.
An early morning traffic stop by Missouri State Police resulted in charges for a Springfield man accused of driving more than 60 miles per hour over the posted speed limit. The accused was also charged with impaired driving as he was allegedly under the influence of drugs or alcohol. He was pulled over by a state trooper near the 123 mile marker of eastbound Interstate 44.
One major fact that remains constant in the practice of DWI defense is the fact that in every state the legal limit for a driver’s blood alcohol content. Each state, including Missouri, has its own DWI laws but the current legal limit remains constant in all of them. This limit is meant to give drivers a benchmark against which they can measure their impairment to determine whether they are fit to drive.