Union, ME- Maine state police have arrested a 32 year-old woman and charged her with DUI after she showed up to pick up her child from school under the influence of alcohol.

Sgt. Patrick Hood told the Bangor Daily News that a school officiasl called state police when Jennifer Mariner showed up to pick her child up from the Union Elementary School, and appeared to be intoxicated. Police arrived within minutes and Mariner was placed under arrest.

A blood test revealed that her blood alcohol level was over the legal limit of .08. Anything over the legal limit can create a number of problems and will require an effective DUI defense. In some instances, a Maine DUI attorney can contest the results of a breathalyzer.

School officials refused to release the child to Mariner.                                                                  

A DUI or DWI can have a negative effect on a person’s life. In many states, a first offender can be given a jail sentence, have their license temporarily suspended and be forced to have an ignition interlock device installed in their vehicles. All of these DUI penalties can create a hardship on the offender, but an expert DUI lawyer will work on minimizing any of the resulting consequences.

Beating a DUI or DWI is getting harder and harder. Often time’s people who are charged with drunk driving don’t realize they are intoxicated when they get behind the wheel. This is a serious mistake but it doesn’t have to destroy your life or future. An accomplished DUI attorney can appeal to the courts to have your charges reduced and allow the offender to keep their driving privileges and stay out of jail.