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Driver of head-on crash faces DUI and vehicular homicide

On Behalf of | Oct 11, 2018 | Drunk Driving, Firm News |

Having a drink or two here and there is typically not an issue. For those of legal drinking age, it is expected that one will drink responsibly. However, this can look different from one person to the other, as alcohol tolerance can vastly change from one person to the next. And even if a motorist believes that they are fine to drive, it is possible that he or she may be over the limit. In the event that law enforcement suspects drunk driving in a traffic stop or following an automobile collisions, it is possible that the driver could face a drunk driving charge.

According to recent reports, a motorist was arrested following a head-on collision. Authorities say that one teenager was reported dead and two teenage passengers were injured following a vehicle colliding with them head on. The crash occurred in St. Martin Parish, and the suspected drunk driver is a 24-year-old man.

The crash occurred on LA 70 near Oak Harbor Drive around 9:30 p.m. Preliminary investigations suggests that 24-year-old male driver crossed into the opposite lane of traffic, colliding with the vehicle carrying the teens. Law enforcement suspected alcohol was a factor and asked the driver to submit to a breath test. He complied and the test indicated that his BAC was 0.179 percent, which is more than twice the legal limit. The driver was arrested and charged with vehicular homicide, vehicular negligent injuring and other related charges.

When a drunk driving crash occurs, it is likely that a motorist will face serious charges for these allegations. In order to better protect one’s rights and future, it is important to consider defense options. This could help reduce and even dismiss the charges against them.