Accidents can happen at any time for a variety of different reasons. Unfortunately, some people in California may find themselves facing criminal charges after they are involved in an accident and, as a result, may be unsure of their options. One man is suspected of drunk driving after he was allegedly involved in an accident that resulted in a fatality.
Accidents can happen at any time of day or night for a variety of different reasons. However, when they occur at certain times of the day, such as during the early morning hours, police may be more prone to assume that alcohol or drugs played a role. For example, a driver in California now faces accusations of drunk driving following an early morning crash.
Car manufacturers work hard to add safety features to vehicles to prevent accidents while legislators work to create laws with a similar goal. Regardless of the number of precautions, however, there is little chance of completely eliminating car accidents. While a fatal crash is a tragedy, the assumption that an involved driver was under the influence of alcohol is often erroneous and not based in evidence. A man in California will likely want to know what evidence police have to support drunk driving charges against him following a fatal accident.
There are often many scary moments for people using California roadways. Such a moment recently resulted in injuries for one woman. While authorities describe the incident as an attack by a pickup truck driver, those who know the driver claim that it was simply an attempt at a joke that resulted in an unintended accident. The driver is suspected of drunk driving.
There are many signs that a person is under the influence of alcohol. However, these signs could also be indicators that a person is distracted, confused or suffering from a medical condition. Despite these other possibilities, police often assume that a car accident was caused by a person who was drinking and driving. For example, one woman in California was recently accused of drunk driving following an accident.
There seems to be a love/hate relationship with social media in this country. While many people utilize a variety of different sites, just as many are critical of those who are perceived to post too much information online. In fact, some in California seem eager to assume that a young woman accused of drunk driving after an alleged hit-and-run accident is guilty simply because she posted a photo of herself with her new vehicle on a social media site hours before the accident is said to have occurred.
It is sometimes easy for police to make assumptions about car accidents that occur under certain circumstances. For example, when a driver has an accident during the early morning hours, officers may assume that the driver was under the influence of alcohol at the time. However, such assumptions are insufficient to meet the burden of proof required by a criminal court for a conviction of charges. One young lady in California may be set to fight against drunk driving allegations that she was under the influence of alcohol at the time of a car accident that sent six people, including two police officers, to the hospital.
The vast majority of older drivers are safety minded, concerned about ensuring that they and everyone in their vicinity are free from harm. Despite this focus, accidents can still happen for a variety of different reasons. Unfortunately, authorities in California have accused an elderly woman of drunk driving after an accident that involved a teenager and a toddler.
The loss of a life is always tragic, especially when it is a child who passes away. Because of the strong emotions connected with the loss of a young life, those believed to have played a role in the incident may automatically be assumed to be guilty, regardless of the circumstances. One California man may have to work to ensure fair treatment after he was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving following a fatal car accident.
There are many ways that a DUI can impact a person's life, from the social implications that come from a conviction to a possible jail sentence. In addition to the criminal penalties that a person will face if convicted of drunk driving, California drivers may be surprised to learn of the potentially long-reaching financial impact. Between fines and insurance rate increases, it is estimated that a DUI can cost as much as $15,000 over time.