Being involved in a motor vehicle collision can be stressful and dealing with the aftermath of the incident could prove to be an intimidating process. Should an investigation into the incident leave a person accused of unlawful activity, he or she might feel uncertain about how best to handle the situation. A recent single-vehicle accident in California has reportedly left a 49-year-old woman in custody facing DUI charges.

Authorities claim the incident began on a recent Friday afternoon after they encountered a driver who was traveling at a high rate of speed. They also assert that officers witnessed the driver weaving in and out of the lanes of traffic while attempting to catch up to the vehicle and initiate a routine traffic stop. They say the incident came to a halt after the woman suddenly crashed her vehicle under a nearby overpass.

Upon approaching the driver, authorities claim to have caught a strong scent of marijuana emanating from her. She was subsequently transported to a nearby medical facility for treatment before being taken into custody on suspicion of driving while impaired. According to reports, she is facing multiple charges in relation to the incident, including driving while under the influence and reckless driving.

With the potential weight a conviction for DUI charges could have on a person’s future, those who stand accused of such offenses could find it helpful to seek guidance as soon as possible. By consulting with an attorney, a person in California could obtain much needed advice on what to expect from the process and the best course of action with which to proceed. An attorney can work toward protecting a client’s legal rights and assist him or her in forming a strategy to pursue the most favorable outcome possible given the circumstances.