Charges of impaired driving in Florida are best taken seriously. The consequences of DUI convictions can be severe and life-changing. Along with stiff fines, loss of driving privileges and license suspension, an accused driver may face jail time and end up with a permanent criminal record. A man who was recently arrested after allegedly causing a crash with injuries will likely explore the available options of defense.
According to a police report, a 45-year-old Cape Coral man with one passenger in his car failed to yield for another vehicle when he entered the roadway as he was leaving the premises of a business on a recent Sunday afternoon. Law enforcement says it was at approximately 5 p.m. when the man pulled out and put his vehicle directly in the way of a 23-year-old oncoming driver. A collision followed that sent the other car onto the center median before it rolled over and struck a tree.
This car ultimately came to rest on the roadway. It was on its roof, and the driver was rushed to a hospital with injuries reported to be non-life threatening but serious. Reportedly, neither the driver of the first car nor his passenger suffered injuries. However, law enforcement arrested this driver at the crash scene, and he is now facing several charges related to drunk driving causing injuries along with property damage.
Any Florida resident in a similar predicament might be wise to seek the support and guidance of an experienced DUI defense attorney. A lawyer can review the charges and scrutinize the evidence along with the procedures followed in determining the level of impairment and during the arrest. With this information, a defense strategy can be devised with the goal of achieving the best possible outcome.
Source: nbc-2.com, "Cape Coral man charged in DUI crash", Dec. 4, 2017