According to police reports, a Golden Valley woman who was under investigation for a suspected DUI has kicked a doctor in the chest and now faces aggravated assault charges.
Officers reported that Diana E. Chandler, 57, was pulled over and transported to Kingman Regional Medical Center because she was “not responding very well.” Officers were concerned for her safety and health, so they decided to transport her to the hospital for an exam. Chandler allegedly became violent toward medical staff, reportedly kicking a doctor in the chest. She was restrained and taken into custody. Before the incident, she faced possible misdemeanor DUI charges. Now, she faces a pending felony charge of aggravated assault on a health care provider.
Aggravated Felony DUI
While DUI laws vary state to state, Arizona has a more serious charge known as “aggravated DUI.” This specific type of DUI usually results from the offender injuring someone while intoxicated. An aggravated drunk driving charge is considered a felony charge, so a conviction results in much harsher penalties than those associated with a misdemeanor. Typical factors that lead to an aggravated DUI charge include:
- Extremely high blood alcohol level (BAC)
- Driving drunk with a minor in the vehicle
- Causing serious injury or death while drunk
Those who are convicted of an aggravated DUI will have a felony record. This can bar an individual from many jobs in the future. Along with a felony record, those convicted of aggravated DUI may also face:
- High fines
- Loss of license
- Mandatory installation of ignition interlock device
If you have been charged with an aggravated DUI, you must take it seriously and act quickly to build your best defense. The state of Arizona has some of the harshest DUI laws and punishments in the country. If you are in Arizona and have been arrested for drunk driving, act fast. Call Alex Lane for help.
Alex Lane has years of experience successfully and aggressively representing clients against all types of DUI. He can help you build your best defense, negotiate a plea deal or even represent you in court.
When you call Alex Lane, he will review your case and begin working on your best defense. Do not leave your felony charges up to chance. Instead, get help from an experienced defense attorney. Call Alex Lane today and learn more about how to protect your rights and mitigate the damage caused by a DUI conviction.