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DUI suspected following Virginia police pursuit

When people find themselves in a stressful situation — such as facing a confrontation with police officers — they often react in unforeseen ways. Unfortunately, such a reaction can create additional complications for them. In fact, a man was recently arrested in Virginia after police say that he led them on a chase; he was reportedly arrested for DUI.

The incident happened around 7 p.m. on a day in March. Despite reports in the media regarding the incident, there are many details that are unclear. For example, police say that they attempted to stop the man but reports did not explain why they initiated the stop.

However, police say the driver refused to stop, resulting in a police chase. The chase ultimately came to an end when police say the man lost control of his vehicle, resulting in an accident. Though law enforcement officials claim the man attempted to run from the accident scene, they report that he was taken into custody soon after.

In addition to the reason for the traffic stop, it is also unclear what evidence supports the claim that the man was driving under the influence, or DUI, as reports claim. Regardless of claims made by police, there must be sufficient evidence to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt and in court for someone to be convicted of a crime. Police accusations alone are often insufficient to meet the burden of proof required by the criminal justice system. Because of the accusations the man is facing in Virginia, he may seek guidance from an experienced criminal defense attorney who can help him examine the details of the case against him and make the decisions that could potentially impact the rest of his life.