Law Offices of Steve M. Wells Articles Driver with Previous DUI Convictions faces Felony DUI Charge

Driver with Previous DUI Convictions faces Felony DUI Charge

By Law Offices of Steve M. Wells  Dec. 13, 2013 12:59p

An Anchorage man, T.L., was arrested recently and charged with felony DUI after it was discovered that he had two prior DUI convictions on his record. T.L., 34 years old, was pulled over on Knik Goose Bay Road by state troopers after the pickup truck he was driving was allegedly observed "leaving its lane of travel" multiple times. The officers conducted a traffic stop and upon speaking with the driver suspected that he was under the influence of an intoxicant. Tests and further investigation resulted in T.L.'s arrest for being impaired by alcohol. What was initially a misdemeanor DUI offense became a felony when several incidents were found on his criminal record. The record stated that he had been convicted for driving under the influence twice within 10 years and had an outstanding arrest warrant. The warrant stemmed from a "Failure to Satisfy Judgment" after being charged for driving in violation of a license limitation. He was jailed and bail set at $5,200 with additional conditions for release. The judge required that T.L. be released into the custody of a court appointed third party custodian upon posting of bail.

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