A Denver bus driver was recently arrested following his apparent admission to drinking vodka and cold medicine prior to driving students to a restaurant on a field trip. The 36-year old driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, reckless endangerment and child abuse. The driver had driven special needs students from a school to a local restaurant when police say someone noticed him discarding empty vodka bottles from the bus after the students had been dropped off. The driver was taken to an area emergency room for a drug and alcohol test and then to jail; he posted a $1,000 bond and was released. The school district has placed him on leave.
Serious repercussions can result from a DUI charge and even more serious penalties can follow a DUI conviction. That reality makes a criminal defense to a DUI charge particularly important. It is sometimes possible to challenge events that led up to a DUI arrest. An individual facing DUI allegations may possibly wish to challenge what led up to the arrest, often referred to as probable cause for the arrest, or challenge the administration or accuracy of field sobriety, breathalyzer or blood tests.