Arresting the owner of the vehicle or arrest whoever admits to driving if they are intoxicated | DUI/DWI Attorney | Alamance County NC

4. Arresting the owner of the vehicle or arresting whoever admits to driving if they are intoxicated.

When an accident has occurred and the driver has left the driver’s seat of the car, the officer will often either arrest the owner of the vehicle or arrest whoever admits to driving if they are intoxicated. This alone is insufficient to prove that you were in control of the vehicle. Circumstantial evidence or eyewitness accounts can verify this sufficiently for prosecution; however, you can believe that many an idiot boyfriend has taken the “rap” for his drunk girlfriend and the officers often have no choice but to charge the boyfriend.