DUI defense attorneys in Alabama understand that second and subsequent convictions on your record can serious consequences on a new traffic case.
In South Dakota v. Burkett, a suspect is alleged to have entered an auto parts store and asked for various products. He is said to have left the store without buying anything. Later in the day, he entered the store a second time and asked for more random items. He again left without buying anything.
The store clerk noted that he could smell the presence of alcohol on the suspect the second time. He returned a third time and, this time, the store clerks noticed that he was incoherent and had slurred speech.
At this point, the suspect left the store and got into his van, squealed the tires and drove away. The store clerks called the police and provided the driver’s name, description of the vehicle, and home address, which they got from an order form, but they requested that this be considered an anonymous tip.