Although dominant on the golf course for nearly two decades, it appears that Tiger Woods has had a less than stellar history while on the roads. Early last Sunday night, the elite golfer was arrested on a driving while under the influence charge near West Palm Beach, Florida. Following a public apology, it is believed that he was driving under the influence of a mixture of prescription drugs.
This could come as a helpful reminder for everyone around the United States, including those from the Baton Rouge, Louisiana area that driving under the influence can include not only alcohol or illegal drugs, but prescription drugs as well. If authorities on the scene believe that your condition has led to you being impaired behind the wheel, you can be arrested and charged with DUI.
A DUI conviction will lead to multiple penalties, including losing your license, fines, possible prison time and, for severe cases, possibly even the installation of an ignition interlock device in your car and higher insurance premiums. In addition, the conviction will be on your record and could affect your ability to find jobs or lead to other hurdles as well.
If you are facing a driving under the influence charge, it may be in your best interest to find a law firm familiar with DUIs to fight the charges. They may be able to work with prosecutors or even study your case and find a way to have the charges reduced or even dismissed. Protecting your rights and future is too important to overlook.
Source: Huffington Post, “Tiger Woods Arrested In Florida On DUI Charge,” By Sara Boboltz, May 29, 2017