Dana Anderson was arrested earlier this month in Prescott after crashing into a traffic sign on a State Route 89 off ramp. Police say that the 54-year-old woman from Chino Valley seemed dazed and confused after the crash and police asked her if she had hit her head in the collision. She replied that she had not, which led police to conduct field sobriety tests.
The Prescott Daily Courier reports that once Dana Anderson failed the field sobriety tests, she was booked into the Yavapai County Jail in Camp Verde on charges of super extreme DUI over .20 BAC, extreme DUI BAC greater than .15, DUI of .08 or more, DUI, felony endangerment, and felony criminal damage. Apparently, it's going to cost $5,000 to repair the road sign.
Because the woman is facing multiple DUI charges, it would be a good idea for her to contact an Arizona DUI attorney to learn of what options she has at this point. According to FindLaw, the consequences of an Arizona super extreme DUI conviction (BAC level over .20) are pretty harsh in that the minimum sentence for such an offense is 45 days in jail. A second super extreme DUI charge has a mandatory sentence of 180 days in jail.
Yet when it comes to a driving under the influence charge, an Arizona DUI attorney will often establish a plea bargain on behalf of the defendant. This process ensures that the defendant will plead guilty, but to a lesser charge. So perhaps a DUI attorney can get the super extreme DUI charge dropped if the defendant pleads guilty to the other charges.