Top DUI Driving Patterns

wine glass with road imageThe top ways to be suspected of drunk driving – even without seeing a driver in person is usually by the way he or she drives. As an example, a number of celebrities have been caught doing just that. In 2007 Nicole Ritchie was seen driving on the opposite side of the freeway. This could have been fatal, but luckily she was caught while intoxicated. Other driving patterns that can send up red flags to police officers include:

  • Going over the white marker in the center of the road
  • Swerving suddenly or unexpectedly
  • Tailgating another vehicle
  • Sudden braking in the middle of the roadway
  • Turning without signaling
  • Not having any headlights on

Who comes up with this list?

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration  or (NHTSA) has officially summed up what happens to be the most probable causes for pulling over a driver, and subsequently making a DUI arrest.

There’s also a formula attached to each driving pattern which essentially enables cops to calculate the chances of a driver being intoxicated. As an example, when a driver hits a vehicle or object, the chances of them being suspected of DUI is 60%. The full details can be found at the NHTSA link above. This educational resource for drunk driving provides the statistics to help prevent further tragedies. As is depicted year after year, there are thousands of alcohol related crashes throughout the nation every few minutes.

Despite these behaviors however, there are oftentimes innocent explanations such as exhaustion, a personal crisis that distracted the driver from responsible driving and more.

If you or someone you know has been accused of a DUI, contact a California DUI attorney immediately at (949) 250-6097. MacGregor and Collins will help to get the best outcome for your case.

The top ways to be suspected of drunk driving – even without seeing a driver in person is usually by the way he or she drives. As an example, a number of celebrities have been caught doing just that. In 2007 Nicole Ritchie was seen driving on the opposite side of the freeway. This could have been fatal, but luckily she was caught while intoxicated. Other driving patterns that can send up red flags to police officers include:

  • Going over the white marker in the center of the road
  • Swerving suddenly or unexpectedly
  • Tailgating another vehicle
  • Sudden braking in the middle of the roadway
  • Turning without signaling
  • Not having any headlights on

Who comes up with this list?

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration  or (NHTSA) has officially summed up what happens to be the most probable causes for pulling over a driver, and subsequently making a DUI arrest.

There’s also a formula attached to each driving pattern which essentially enables cops to calculate the chances of a driver being intoxicated. As an example, when a driver hits a vehicle or object, the chances of them being suspected of DUI is 60%. The full details can be found at the NHTSA link above. This educational resource for drunk driving provides the statistics to help prevent further tragedies. As is depicted year after year, there are thousands of alcohol related crashes throughout the nation every few minutes.

Despite these behaviors however, there are oftentimes innocent explanations such as exhaustion, a personal crisis that distracted the driver from responsible driving and more.

If you or someone you know has been accused of a DUI, contact a California DUI lawyer immediately at (949) 250-6097. MacGregor and Collins will help to get the best outcome for your case.