Although there are countless reasons for a car accident to occur, some may be more prevalent than others. Countless individuals have been accused of drunk driving following a collision, the potential penalties of which may increase in severity should another party be killed in the process. A West Virginia man is currently facing similar charges after an alleged accident in which he stopped to perform CPR.
A conviction for criminal charges can have a substantial impact on a person's future. For those who are playing sports in college, the potential consequences could be devastating. A football player at a college in West Virginia is likely focused on his defense after he was recently arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.
Facing criminal accusations for driving under the influence of alcohol can be stressful and challenging. If convicted, a person will be facing severe penalties, which often include significant fines and time behind bars. If the accused individual was transporting minors at the time, he or she may be facing additional charges in relation. A school bus driver in West Virginia was recently arrested and accused of drunk driving with minors involved.
When causing a car accident, many individuals become the subject of a subsequent investigation. There are countless ways in which a collision can occur, and distracted and drunk driving are believed to be a couple of the most prevalent. A West Virginia man is being accused of driving under the influence after a recent car accident involving a police cruiser.
Safety advocates warn drivers about the dangers of texting. Studies show that texting behind the wheel can be as dangerous as drunk driving. Indeed, texting while intoxicated behind the wheel may be a recipe for disaster. One woman is facing an uncertain future after being accused of these offenses.
According to a recent ruling made by the West Virginia Supreme Court, it is illegal for a drunk driver to get behind the wheel of any type of vehicle, even if on private property. Law enforcement has the authority to arrest and charge an individual who is caught drunk driving, even it is not on a public road. Opponents have stated that this decision is a form of government overreach.
A West Virginia man has been charged with felony DUI for his role in a car accident that ultimately left one person dead and another seriously injured. His charges were upgraded to felony DUI causing death and DUI causing serious bodily injury after one victim died from accident-related injuries a few days later. While a misdemeanor reckless driving charge was dropped, he still faces very serious consequences if convicted of the felony drunk driving charge.
A West Virginia man is facing criminal charges for his role in a recent alcohol-related accident. The crash involved multiple vehicles and occurred at the end of a high-speed chase with police. After being apprehended by law enforcement after the pursuit, he is being charged with fleeing from a law enforcement officer and drunk driving with serious bodily injury.
As Labor Day approaches, West Virginia law enforcement will be out in increased numbers in order to discourage and catch impaired drivers. Due to the sharp increase in fatalities related to drunk driving that typically occurs over a holiday weekend, there will be more officers on the road and more DUI checkpoints set up. Funds have been designated to pay for increased manpower and overtime for officers.
If convicted of a DUI, you will face penalties that can have a deep and lasting impact on your life. Whether it is your first DUI or you have been convicted of drunk driving in the past, a strong defense is the key to protecting your future and your freedom. With the right help, it is possible to mitigate the penalties that can accompany these criminal charges.