According to the police, Butler was driving northbound near Mesa Drive and Mckellips Road with two young children present in the carat approximately 11 p.m. when he failed to break on time while turning left at the intersection, resulting in a collision with another vehicle.
After the police officers pulled him over, they suspected Butler to be driving under influence. Bulter showed signs of intoxication such as slurred speech, bloodshot eyes and a strong odor of alcoholic beverage on his breath, the police said. The passengers in the other vehicle sustained minor injuries.
According to the court documents, the twenty seven year old was arrested on suspicion of aggravated DUI with a revoked license and two counts of aggravated DUI with passengers under the age of 15.
Butler, whose license has been revoked since 2003, had two children, ages 2 and 3, in his truck at the time, hence the penalties accompanying his DUI charge will be harsher. According to court reports, this is his second DUI offense after four years. He was previously convicted for DUI in 2008.
Carrying a DUI charge in the State of Arizona can have significant implications on your personal, family, social and professional life. Not only one faces public humiliation and suffers massive monetary loss, but may face penalties ranging from license revocation to jail time to hours of community service. For a repeat offender guilty of DUI, penalties increase manifold and he/she may have to install an ignition interlock device and pay hefty fines and legal fees. The penalties get harsher if the driver convicted is found with a BAC of 0.15 or higher or has minors present in the vehicle at the time of arrest.
Hence it is crucial to contact a qualified DUI defense attorney to obtain assistance for court proceedings and to save yourself from the troubles that accompany a DUI conviction.