As we put the festive season behind us, many people who had travelled to various holiday destinations will be heading back to where they are ordinarily based. Exercising caution and responsibility on the road can never be overemphasized, one life lost on the road, is one too many.
In this article, we shall briefly discuss the process that ensues once one is pulled over by law enforcement on allegations of drunken driving. This guide is aimed at equipping motorists with knowledge on how the process ought to be, so that their rights are given effect to. Please note that law enforcement agencies in some center’s, have at times suspended the use of breathalyzers to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, whereas in some center’s new technology in breathalyzers has been introduced. In this article however, we will discuss the general procedure as it usually is.
It is advisable to seek legal assistance at any point after law enforcement officers have decided to process the driver for drunken driving charges. This is because even though we encourage motorists not to engage in drunken driving, the onus still remains on law enforcement agencies together with the prosecution to prove the case against the accused beyond reasonable doubt.
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