An off-duty firefighter in Nashua was charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) after he crashed into a car driven by the mayor of Nashua at the corner of Lake and Pine streets, according to a recent news story released by WMUR. Both drivers and the mayor’s passenger were wearing their seat belts and suffered no injuries.
The firefighter was charged with a DWI second offense, since he previously pleaded guilty to another DWI charge in 2009. He was released on bail and is expected to appear in court in November. The fire department has not said whether the charge will affect the firefighter’s employment.
A conviction for a second New Hampshire DWI carries harsher penalties than the first conviction. These include a mandatory jail sentence, mandatory treatment that the driver must pay for, and a mandatory loss of your drivers’ license for at least three years. You may also be required to attend the Multiple Offender Intervention Detention Program and pay over $2,000 in fines.
If you have been charged with a second New Hampshire DWI, you should strongly consider hiring an experienced New Hampshire lawyer. The experienced NH DWI defense attorneys at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. have handled hundreds of DWI cases. We will examine your DWI case carefully and fight hard to win the best possible outcome for you. Call Tenn And Tenn, P.A. today at 1-888-511-1010 for a free and confidential case evaluation of your New Hampshire DWI case.
Recently, a Salem man was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, according to local news outlet WMUR. Police officers pulled the man over after hearing that a similar car had been seen weaving on Route 28 shortly beforehand.
After pulling over the man’s car, police administered field sobriety tests. These tests are intended to demonstrate that someone is drunk or sober based on how well they can walk a straight line, balance on one leg, or perform other tasks. Based on the driver’s performance, police concluded he was driving while intoxicated and arrested him. The driver cooperated well with police both before and during his arrest. The man’s passenger, his granddaughter, was released into her parents’ custody.
Field sobriety tests in New Hampshire are designed to be difficult. Officers trained to give field sobriety tests are taught to look for many different “clues” in order to determine whether a person is drunk. Because the tests are complex and difficult, they are notoriously easy to fail, even sober. Failing a field sobriety test, however, can easily result in being arrested for DUI or DWI in New Hampshire. Being arrested or charged with DUI or DWI can result in life-changing consequences, even if you are innocent. This is especially true if you have a commercial drivers’ license or CDL.
If you have been charged with a DWI in New Hampshire, please call the experienced New Hampshire drunk driving defense lawyers at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. today. Our attorneys have years of experience fighting on behalf of those accused of drunk driving, and we will strive to ensure you receive the best possible outcome in your case. Call Tenn And Tenn, P.A. today at 1-888-511-1010 for a free and confidential consultation.
New Hampshire law enforcement officers who take blood samples to test a driver’s blood alcohol content (BAC) or look for other intoxicating drugs must follow a strict set of rules to ensure a proper sample is taken. A sample that is not taken properly may be contaminated or be too small to allow for a full range of tests. Unfortunately, many New Hampshire drivers have faced DWI charges on the basis of an improperly collected blood sample.
State law requires that a sample be approximately 20 milliliters to allow for multiple New Hampshire DUI blood tests. A sample this size also allows for a â€œblood split,â€ or an independent test for intoxicants. A blood split can be key to challenging your DWI charge, especially if it shows the results of the original test are wrong.
Samples must be taken in sterile conditions, and the items used to sterilize the skin, needle, and other equipment must not contain anything “that would interfere with an analysis for alcohol or drugs.” They must be stored in a proper container, which must contain a preservative to prevent a blood sample from being destroyed by bacteria or separation.
If you’re facing a DWI or DUI charge, please contact an experienced New Hampshire DWI lawyer. At Tenn And Tenn, P.A., we know what to look for when a blood test, breath test, or roadside sobriety test is performed. We know these tests are notoriously difficult and result in too many improper charges, and we will fight to ensure you receive the best possible outcome in your case. Call Tenn And Tenn, P.A. today at 1-888-511-1010 for a free and confidential case evaluation.