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.
According to authorities, information was circulated prior to the alleged incident in relation to a possible drunk driver operating a red truck. Sometime later, police arrived at a certain location and found a man performing CPR on a woman, who unfortunately died soon thereafter. The man, who was the driver of a red truck, was reportedly arrested on suspicion of DUI causing death.
Although authorities have initiated an investigation into the alleged incident, no information was given as to how they reached a conclusion concerning the man’s involvement in the accident. It is also unclear if field sobriety or breath tests were conducted, with the only indication of intoxication listed being an odor of alcohol allegedly emanating from the man. The charges against him are severe in nature and would have devastating consequences should a conviction be obtained.
Those who face drunk driving charges often seek to protect themselves from devastating consequences by choosing to focus on their defense early on. A person in West Virginia who is facing such an intimidating process might find it beneficial to seek guidance from a defense attorney. An attorney can ensure that a client’s rights are upheld and assist in forming a strong defense. If a conviction is unavoidable, an attorney can assist in pursuing a lesser sentence during court proceedings.
Source: wvmetronews.com, “Logan County man faces DUI charges after investigators find woman’s body“, June 27, 2017