WestportNow reports that police arrested a Milford man on Monday, September 5 for driving while under the influence of drugs and alcohol. After witnessing the 36-year-old accused traveling south in the northbound lane of the Sherwood Island Connector, police conducted a routine traffic stop.
Operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol is dangerous for both the motorist who is doing so and for all those who are walking or driving in the vicinity. Because the stakes are so high, police officers are sometimes overzealous in finding and arresting offenders, and even innocent people could find themselves on the wrong side of the law.
Facing criminal charges is always a serious matter, but if you are facing felony charges, many of your rights are at stake. In addition to criminal lawyer fees, a fine, jail time and other penalties related to your specific charge, you may also lose your: