Operating a vehicle at excessive speeds can be dangerous under virtually any scenario, and similar types of behavior may only act to increase suspicion of further unlawful behavior. When authorities initiate a traffic stop for speeding, they might wish to investigate what prompted such behavior, and being the subject of such an investigation can be a daunting process. A recent traffic stop that allegedly involved similar circumstances in Kentucky has reportedly left the son of former NFL star Ray Lewis facing DUI charges.
According to reports, authorities say the incident began when Rahsaan Lewis allegedly accelerated to excessive speeds after stopping at an intersection. They claim that he proceeded to travel through the area at speeds of nearly double to posted limit. Authorities say they initiated a routine traffic stop soon thereafter and while speaking with the driver, they claim to have detected signs of impairment.
While no further information was provided as to what led to suspicion of impairment, authorities say that they proceeded to administer a breath test. The results of this test allegedly indicated that his blood alcohol content was nearly double the legal limit to operate a motor vehicle. He was taken into custody and is facing numerous charges in relation to the incident.
A conviction for DUI charges carries severe repercussions that could affect various aspects of a person’s life. When facing similar allegations, individuals in Kentucky might wish to know more about all their available options and the potential consequences involved, but they might not know where to turn for advice. Fortunately, there are attorneys who can help a client make informed choices about his or her case and work toward creating a strategy with which to pursue the best outcome achievable concerning his or her future during legal proceedings.