A West Virginia FedEx driver is facing charges after allegedly causing an accident while intoxicated. The incident reportedly occurred on April 1 just after 4:00 p.m. in the 200 block of Main Street in Milton. The driver of the other vehicle reportedly had to go to the hospital for treatment of injuries suffered in the accident.
According to court documents, officers with the Milton Police Department responded to the scene of the accident. After police allegedly smelled alcohol on the FedEx driver's breath, they then found a nearly empty bottle of vodka lying on the ground nearby. The 26-year-old Clendenin man, who had been driving a FedEx cargo van at the time of the accident, allegedly admitted ownership of the vodka.
The man reportedly then failed two out of three administered sobriety tests. Law enforcement officers then transported the man to the police department for breathalyzer testing. They reported that the results showed the man's blood alcohol concentration was .164 percent, more than twice the legal limit for driving in the state.
People who are convicted of driving under the influence may face jail time, fines, mandatory alcohol treatment, restitution and a loss of their driving privileges. As a result, those who are charged with drunk driving may want to seek help from a criminal defense attorney who can attempt to negotiate a favorable plea arrangement on their behalf with the prosecutor in which a guilty plea is entered to a lesser charge in exchange for having more serious ones withdrawn. The attorney might also help by identifying problems with the manner in which sobriety tests were administered or the manner in which evidence was collected.
Source: WSAZ, "FedEx driver arrested on DUI with injury charge after crash in Milton," April 2, 2015.