When a vehicle is stopped because authorities believe that the driver may be intoxicated, that driver could possibly face charges if an officer considers them appropriate. As a result, a driver could potentially be at risk of facing a DWI conviction. If such a situation takes place for the first time, the punishment may not be severe. However, if an individual is considered a repeat DWI offender, creating a meaningful defense may be an option they consider to work toward avoiding steeper penalties.
A man in Missouri may be looking into such an option or other legal avenues after he was reportedly charged with DWI for the seventh time. It was reported that he was stopped by authorities after 2 a.m., though the reason for the stop was not disclosed. The driver allegedly attempted to give a false name during the stop.