Yesterday morning, 46-year-old fourth-grade schoolteacher April Shepard was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of drugs. The arrest followed a collision in North Las Vegas near Tom Williams Elementary School with two other vehicles. Nobody reported injuries, and no students were in the cars.
"Sometimes police jump to the conclusion that a driver in a car crash is under the influence when in fact the incident was purely accidental," commented Las Vegas criminal defense attorney Michael Becker about this case. "Even DUI blood tests that come back positive for certain drugs may have been contaminated at the lab. There are several possible defenses for Nevada charges of DUI of drugs. Depending on the available evidence, the prosecutor may be willing to reduce the DUI charge to reckless driving or even to dismiss it outright."
For more information, read the Las Vegas Review-Journal article.