Whenever a driver makes the choice to drive after consuming alcohol, he or she may face serious consequences. Often, driving under the influence can cause car accidents that lead to injuries or even fatalities. One Georgia man is likely now working with a criminal defense attorney after being charged with DUI regarding a recent accident.
Police said that the man was allegedly driving under the influence when he ran a stop sign. His car then struck the driver side of another car in the intersection. The impact caused that car to go airborne, landing 57 feet away and rolling onto its roof, trapping the driver and a passenger before catching fire.
The man believed to be responsible was not wearing a seat belt and was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. The three occupants of the other vehicle were also severely injured. One passenger was ejected from the car and suffered injuries, but survived. The driver and another passenger were pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver who allegedly caused the accident has been charged with two counts of felony homicide by vehicle, one count of DUI, one count of serious injury by vehicle as well as additional traffic offenses. Anyone who is facing similar charges could contact an experienced Georgia criminal defense attorney. An attorney could assist a client by working to create a strong defense to present in court. Additionally, a lawyer could work to safeguard a client's legal rights as well as provide guidance and support throughout the litigation process.
Source: gwinnettdailypost.com, "Bethlehem man charged after alleged DUI results in two deaths", Cailin O'Brien, Sept. 8, 2017