It didn’t take long for police officers to show up to the scene of a suspected drunk driving accident that occurred on March 10. The Phoenix New Times reported that a 56-year-old driver crashed directly into the Phoenix police headquarters on 7th Avenue on that day. The driver, whose name was not released to the public, allegedly tried to flee the scene of the accident. But to no surprise, the suspect made an unsuccessful getaway.
Officers at the scene said that they noticed a few signs of alcohol impairment and arrested the motorist on suspicion of DUI. Before hitting a wall at the Phoenix police headquarters, the driver reportedly hit a water valve, which led to water being shut down for several hours in the building on the day of the arrest.
Obviously, police officers aren't happy about the amount of damage that was caused in this alleged drunk driving incident. If the driver from the wreck is formally charged with DUI, he'll probably want to get a Phoenix DUI attorney by his side so that he can be properly defended in court.
Legal penalties for even a first-time DUI in the state of Arizona can include jail time, probation, fines, community service, alcohol education classes, and the mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device. Yet the penalties for a DUI conviction can extend far beyond the legal consequences. DUI offenders in the state can also have difficulties when it comes to future background checks when applying for a job. A DUI conviction can also lead to increased insurance rates.