There are a number of things that could happen when a motorist is pulled over on suspicion of driving under the influence. If an arrest is made in Los Angeles, a criminal proceeding may follow. Depending on the charges, an individual could face consequences of probation, license suspension or mandated community service. As one recent incident reminds us, some sentences may involve jail time.
A Los Angeles Police Department officer on a motorcycle was stopped at a red light when a 33-year-old woman allegedly crashed her SUV into him. As a result, the 26-year-old officer, who is a part of a DUI task force, was crushed between the SUV and the vehicle in front of him. He was critically injured and later put in a medically induced coma at a local medical center.