Most people would likely agree that police officers have difficult jobs. In addition to dealing with crime scenes, they also must face victims of crimes -- including the family members of the deceased -- who demand justice. To help these victims recover, police in California are often desperate to provide answers and assurances that those responsible for harm are held accountable for their actions. Thanks to the protections afforded by law, any criminal charges must be supported by evidence. In one recent case, however, the evidence against a young man charged with drunk driving in an alleged hit-and-run accident is unclear.
There are many types of heroes in California. Perhaps most heroic are those who are willing to place their own lives at risk in order to save another. Police are hailing one man as a hero after he allegedly rescued another man from a burning car. The victim of that fire has since been accused of drunk driving.
It is almost impossible to turn on the news or open a newspaper without seeing news about the 2016 presidential election. Even though the election is still months away, people in California and across the country are starting to vehemently support their preferred candidate. Unfortunately, tensions can rise between those with opposing viewpoints. In fact, three teenagers now face accusations of juvenile crimes for their alleged actions at a rally for Donald Trump.
The unexpected loss of a life is always a difficult event with which to cope. However, when young lives are lost, the tragedy seems compounded. Because of the need to better understand why such a loss occurred, many people -- including family members of the deceased, members of the community, police and other authorities -- look for reason in the tragedy. In some cases, this involves finding someone on whom to place blame. For example, a young woman in California has recently been accused of drunk driving after a fatal accident claimed the lives of two teenagers.
Pregnant women often report experiencing odd symptoms. Many could feel disoriented, for example. A representative for the California Highway Patrol claims that one pregnant woman was under the influence of alcohol when she caused an accident that resulted in a fatality. As a result of the alleged drunk driving, the 23-year-old woman has since been arrested.
When driving in the early morning hours, there may be additional obstacles to overcome. For example, a person may be fatigued in addition to dealing with reduced visibility caused by lack of daylight. Many drivers who find themselves in such a situation could be suspected of drunk driving or being under the influence of drugs. A FedEx driver in California has recently been charged with DUI following on early morning accident that injured a police officer.
It is hard to predict how a person will react to a car accident. Even accidents that are relatively minor can cause people to go into a state of shock over the awareness of the potential harm they could have experienced. Unfortunately, this shock could be incorrectly interrupted by emergency personnel who respond to the scene. A woman in California was recently arrested, accused of drunk driving, after police say she was acting as if she was intoxicated following an accident.
Authorities report that a 19-year-old man is facing DUI charges after the vehicle he was operating wrecked and burst into flames during the early morning hours of Dec. 8. There were also two other individuals who were occupants in the vehicle.
On Nov. 4, a California man was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving north of Petaluma. He has five prior DUI convictions, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Californians may have heard about the recent case in which a young woman allegedly drove drunk while broadcasting it over the internet via a social media app. The incident reportedly occurred in Lakeland, Florida, on Oct. 9 and resulted in the detention of the 23-year-old woman.