Being accused of having driven while drunk and having gotten into an accident can be a very serious matter. Major criminal charges can be brought against an individual in connection to such an allegation. This can be seen in a case that has recently arisen in New York.
The case involves a 24-year-old woman. Reportedly, last Monday, the woman was driving a car in Broome County, New York. It has been alleged that the woman then got into an accident. The accident reportedly resulted in a passenger of the 24-year-old woman's car getting injured.
It has been alleged that the 24-year-old woman was drunk at the time of the crash.
Allegedly, the 24-year-old woman left the scene after the accident. Police later found and arrested her.
The 24-year-old woman faces a variety of charges in connection to the accident, including charges of drunk driving, speed not reasonable and prudent, moving from lane unsafely and leaving the scene of an injury accident.
As this case illustrates, a person can face serious criminal charges if he or she is accused of having been involved in a drunk driving accident. Major criminal punishments can be given to a person if he or she is convicted of charges related to an alleged drunk driving accident. Such punishments can have a variety of significant impacts on a person.
Thus, being accused of having been involved in a drunk driving accident can lead to a person facing serious potential consequences. Consequently, if a person is facing allegations of having been involved in a drunk driving accident, having a strong defense can be very important.
This post was provided for informational purposes only and is not to be construed as legal advice.
Source: WBNG, "Woman Arrested for Drunk Driving Crash," Erika Mahoney, Jan. 21, 2013