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Woman faces drunk driving charges after driving against traffic

Erratic or dangerous driving behavior can often end in charges from police. This was the case in a recent Texas arrest, where a 22-year-old woman was charged with drunk driving, a misdemeanor. She was also charged with possession of a controlled substance, a felony, as police say cocaine was found on her person.

The woman was caught by police after driving against traffic on the North Freeway. After coming close to crashing into several other cars, authorities stopped the driver near Aldine Bender. She was arrested and transported to the police's intox station following a field sobriety test. She was also charged with possession of a controlled substance, a felony, with allegations that police found a baggie of cocaine after detaining her.

This is the second incident in recent weeks involving a car traveling against traffic on the freeway. Police recommend that people take precautions to avoid being hit by such a driver should they be on the road when this kind of incident occurs. One precaution they recommend to drivers is staying in the far right hand lane and ensuring there is room on both sides of the vehicle. This will allow drivers to move aside should a car come toward them.

Texas police may investigate several things following an alleged drunk driving incident. This may include the person's level of impairment, as indicated by field and intox sobriety tests, as well as information on where they were coming from. Those who are facing drunk driving charges in Texas should speak with a lawyer in the state about the evidence in their case and what defenses may be available.

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