One of the penalties that drivers in Arizona may face if they are convicted of a drunk driving crime is the loss of their driving privileges. A driver's license may be suspended or revoked, leaving them without the right to get behind the wheel of a car and drive where they please. However, it is possible for a person to get their license back in some circumstances.
Getting stopped on suspicion of drunk driving can be a stressful experience for a Mesa resident. Upon being confronted by a law enforcement official, an individual may be asked to get out of their vehicle and to submit to physical tests that may, if failed, give the law enforcement official evidence of the individual's alleged intoxication. However, tests, often called field sobriety tests, can be problematic when they are improperly executed.
Driving under the influence of alcohol is a significant contributing factor to the number of car crashes in the state of Arizona. According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, 4,923 alcohol-related collisions took place in 2016.