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Drunk driving incident in California kills active duty Marine

There are often several elements at play during an accident. Authorities investigate motor vehicle accidents to determine fault, but there is no guarantee that the answer will be cut and dried. A person who may have been driving under the influence could potentially meet up with sometime who is also driving drunk or who is driving recklessly. That's why the investigation of the facts are so important in any criminal case. Authorities are investigating a drunk driving incident in California to determine exactly what happened.

The crash happened on June 28 during the evening just before 9:30 p.m. A 25-year-old active duty Marine was riding a motorcycle when he was struck by a truck. He was ejected from the motorcycle and crashed into the vehicle. He was taken to the hospital but died from his injuries three days later. The 59-year-old driver of the truck was determined to be under the influence of alcohol.

Upon first glance, this looks like an open-and-shut case of a drunk driver causing the death of another person, and it in fact may be so. But the driver may have a different account of the incident, and the facts of the event may bear him out. As of now, the man has not been convicted, though he is facing charges of vehicular manslaughter.

Drivers in California may be facing drunk driving or other more serious charges due to an accident. Every person charged with a crime has a right to an attorney. An attorney can help a defendant mount a strong defense against the charges brought against him.  

Source: NBC San Diego, "Active Duty Marine Struck and Killed in DUI Crash in Oceanside", Jaspreet Kaur, July 3, 2017

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