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Scottsdale Man Arrested for Aggravated DUI

Scottsdale resident Mark Steven Noppenberg was recently arrested on suspicion of aggravated DUI. According to the report, the 48 year-old was pulled over when he was seen driving his Mercedes-Benz at 60 mph in a 40 mph zone.

Initially, Noppenberg told the law enforcement officer that he had not been drinking and stated that he was in recovery. The officer administered an alcohol breath test which showed him to have a blood alcohol content of 0.144. Noppenberg admitted he had consumed 1 beer that day and was driving to go to a restaurant to drink another beer.

Driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.144 is sufficient for an arrest for DUI in Arizona, which is a misdemeanor. Noppenberg was arrested for felony aggravated DUI because he had two prior DUI convictions in September 2007 and October 2007. A person can be charged with aggravated DUI in Arizona if he/she has three DUI convictions in an 84-month period.

If convicted, Noppenberg will face at least 4 months in jail and at least a $4,000 fine. His driver’s license will be revoked and he will have to install an ignition interlock device on his vehicle after his driving privileges have been restored. He will also have to complete an alcohol education and treatment program.

If you have been arrested for DUI, please contact an attorney for DUI at Oracle Law Group Office P.C. for assistance with your DUI case.

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