A Colorado Springs man barked up the wrong tree when police flagged him down after he failed to stop at a red light. The man had a warrant out for his arrest for a previous DUI charge, which may have motivated his next action: speeding off.
A short time after, his vehicle was spotted driving through a field. The vehicle was disabled when the driver hit a curb too hard and popped one of his tires. Not to be daunted by the flat tire, the driver fled through the field on foot and crawled beneath a construction tractor to hide from police, hot on his trail.
When police discovered the driver playing dead below the tractor, they attempted to coax him out, but he refused to obey. It took the persuasion of a canine officer called Diesel to force the man into the open, where he was arrested and taken to a local hospital to be treated for the pup’s love bites. He is being charged with driving under the influence and vehicular eluding.
Fleeing from a police officer is a great way to increase your punishment in a DUI pullover situation. It sucks to be charged with a DUI, we get that – but there are people out there who are looking to help you; evading arrest is not the right thing to do. Contacting a skilled drunk driving lawyer is your best bet to get your charges reduced. And as an added bonus, we won’t bite your ankles.
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