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Oklahoma man detained on DUI

According to the sheriff of Oklahoma County, a 53-year-old man was detained on charges of DUI and firearm discharge on July 3. Deputies claim that upon administering a Breathalyzer test, they discovered that the motorist's blood-alcohol level was at least two times the legal limit of .08 percent. The man was later booked at the Oklahoma County Jail.

The man was stopped by officials shortly before 11 p.m. Police said that they were initially called out to N. Harrah's 8200 block after receiving reports that the motorist was discharging a firearm while operating his vehicle in a dangerous fashion. News sources said that when the authorities arrived, they heard a gunshot and observed that the man's truck had driven through some bushes and into a tree.

A sheriff's deputy claimed that the man admitted to firing his 9 mm handgun in celebration of the 4th of July. Reports indicated that the man claimed that he was shooting at trees on his own property, but it is unclear as to whether the vehicle was found within the boundaries of said property.

DUI charges may be difficult to waive if they are accompanied by additional offenses. Drivers who stand accused of multiple crimes could receive much harsher sentences from judges who decide to exercise their discretion and make examples of motorists. Although some individuals find that plea bargains offer viable alternatives to fighting court battles, other accused motorists seek professional advisement before deciding on a course of legal action. People facing similar charges could contact an attorney and discuss their defense options before moving forward with a trial.

Source: KOKH-TV, "Oklahoma County deputies say man was drunk, driving, and shooting a gun", Jay Dillon, July 07, 2014

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