The ability to drive is critical to functioning successfully for many people. A man police allege was driving with a revoked license allegedly also led them on a high-speed chase that began in one eastern Washington community and extended to another about an hour away. According to police, they received reports that the man was driving erratically and when they tried to pull him over, he led them on a high-speed chase through the eastern Washington city and onto the interstate. Spike strips were eventually used to stop the man during the chase which police reported reached speeds of 110 miles per hour. The 52-year old man, who has four previous DUI convictions according to authorities, was arrested and charged with felony DUI, felony eluding, reckless driving and driving with a revoked license.
License suspension or license revocation can place a significant burden on any individual faced with losing the right to drive. Those who are charged with a DUI face different penalties that are both criminal and administrative in nature. The loss of a driver's license occurs through the administrative process; just as a criminal defense strategy is important when responding to the potential criminal penalties an individual convicted of drunk driving may face, it is also important to have a strategy to confront potential administrative penalties such as a suspended license or license revocation.