As long as an individual is the legal age or above, casually consuming alcohol is not a crime. However, if a person operates a vehicle after drinking, he or she could end up in trouble for that illegal activity. It is important to remember, though, that drivers have the ability to contest any allegations that may be leveled against them for DWI in the hopes of avoiding a suspended license or other punishment.
A deputy in Missouri was recently charged for DWI after allegedly being involved in a car accident. It was reported that officers were alerted to a single-car wreck just after 12:30 a.m. The vehicle had apparently left the roadway. The crash was considered minor, and no injuries were reported as a result of the alleged event.