Most people know that driving a car while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is against the law. However, many may not realize that they can also get a DUI charge if they operate other types of vehicles while drinking. This includes electric scooters, which have recently risen in popularity in large cities as modes of transportation that can be rented for short periods of time. One man in Missouri found this out recently after being charged with a DUI when he ran into a police SUV.
Most motorists have committed some kind of traffic violation during their driving years. Generally, the offense yields a punishment that is manageable for most people, such as a fine or community service. However, there are those drivers who stand accused of much more serious traffic-related crimes that carry harsher sentences upon conviction. One Missouri county recently released statistics that may show residents just how important it is for motorists to defend themselves against serious traffic violation charges.
Driving is a necessity in today's world, as most people need a car to get themselves to work, school or other important places. If a person has his or her license suspended here in Missouri, it can dramatically change day-to-day life. Many people choose to drive even if they have a suspended license out of necessity. However, if they are arrested, charges can pile up and make a bad situation even worse. This is what one woman may be facing after her arrest for driving with a suspended license and possession of methamphetamine.
A star basketball player may be facing consequences after a recent driving incident. The University of Missouri Mizzou forward ,Jordan Barnett, was arrested and charged with DUI. If convicted, he could face legal penalties as well as penalties imposed by the school.