Residents of Long Island and other areas of New York know that there a lot of bars, clubs and other sources of alcohol. A lot of people frequent those places and make doing so a key part of their social routine. However, the key thing is to make sure that when they do, they don't operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. If they do, they can face a charge of driving under the influence, which is typically referred to as a DUI.
Recently, a reality star was arrested for both a DUI and for driving without a license. Authorities accused her of driving while intoxicated during an unusual incident that reports have compared to the Fourth of July.
According to those reports, she came out of the Midtown Tunnel Saturday morning, heading into Queens, with sparks emitting from the front of the Red Dodge Charger that she was driving. Apparently, the bumper was dragging on the ground, creating the sparks, because the right front wheel was gone. Authorities quickly determined that this was an unsafe situation and pursued the vehicle.
Eventually, the reality star came to a full stop. Authorities sought to determine if she was under the influence. It is unclear if they had her take a Breathalyzer test; however, other field sobriety tests were administered. Authorities said that the reality star had trouble trying to maintain her balance as she stumbled out of her vehicle. Additionally, she reeked of alcohol. Based on those things, authorities deduced that she had been drinking.
Most DUI cases aren't this dramatic. All of them, however, involve someone whose life can be seriously affected by DUI charges. For that reason, anyone accused of a DUI should seek legal representation.