Police in El Paso discovered a man wanted by U.S. Marshals when they initiated a traffic stop in the 200 block of Walnut. According to the police report, a man behind the wheel of a 2016 Chevrolet Camaro narrowly avoided a utility pole and then hit a curb. Officers determined that he was intoxicated.
During his arrest, officers originally processed him under the name on the identification that he provided. Suspicious of the Chihuahua driver's license, police continued to investigate his identity and discovered his real name.
He had outstanding warrants for assault, obstruction or retaliation. One warrant originated from the U.S. Marshals. El Paso authorities added a charge of DWI to his alleged crimes. He remains in the El Paso County Jail under multiple bonds that total $22,750.
People from all walks of life sometimes end up arrested for drunk driving. Whether someone has a prior history of criminal activity or not, legal representation might be beneficial. An attorney could provide a person with clear answers after an arrest concerning the penalties associated with criminal charges and defense strategies. An attorney's opinion might stop a person from entering a guilty plea without fully understanding rights and legal options. Cases complicated by factors like refusing a breath test or an aggravated DWI might benefit from the intervention of an attorney who could attempt to challenge evidence. In some instances when the prosecution's case is strong, negotiating a plea agreement that reduces the penalties in exchange for a guilty plea might be advisable.
Source: KVIA, "EPPD: Drunk Driver lied about identity; wanted by US Marshals", Feb. 15, 2019