A conviction on a drunk driving charge can lead to serious consequences. Besides the risk of jail time and fines, a person who is convicted might be forced to give up a driver's license, which could hinder his or her ability to work. But if people are injured in a drunk driving accident, more charges can be filed, and prosecutors are likely going to want to make an example out of the driver.
A prominent football coach whose driver's license was suspended may now reapply to have his license reinstated. The 55-year-old man formerly coached football at the University of North Alabama and Auburn University, but has recently moved on to another university in Ohio. On July 5, 2011, he received a ticket in Georgiana, a city in southern Alabama, for driving 60 mph in a 35-mph zone and for not having the proper tag on his car.
The police chief of Tuscumbia, Alabama, seemed drunk after he drove his car into his mailbox and then into the department-issued police car in his driveway.