Injury-causing accidents can be nerve-wracking for all parties involved. In some cases, an individual may face criminal charges if authorities believe that certain factors contributed to the accident. Driving under the influence is unfortunately a common charge that stems from such events, and if drivers have been accused of DUI, they may wish to find out how they could potentially combat the charges.
One man in Virginia may be hoping to take such action after recently being charged. According to reports, the man was apparently involved in a collision with a pedestrian while he was operating a vehicle. Details on the alleged accident were not given in the report, but it was stated that the pedestrian suffered serious injuries.
It was also reported that the incident was a hit-and-run, and the driver allegedly struck other vehicles while trying to leave the scene. The vehicle was reportedly stopped by authorities, and the driver had suffered injuries that were considered minor. The 47-year-old man accused of being involved in the incident is currently facing charges for DUI, felony hit-and-run and other allegations. Details on why alcohol was suspected or whether breath tests were administered were not reported.
In efforts to handle the DUI charges and other allegations brought against him, the Virginia man will likely want to become more knowledgeable about his predicament. Gaining information pertaining to his defense options, the charges themselves and other related topics could help him better understand his case. Additionally, consulting with his legal counsel may allow him to feel more confident as he makes case-related decisions.
Source: pilotonline.com, "Police charge man in hit-and-run involving pedestrian in Virginia Beach", Cindy Clayton, Aug. 8, 2016