When a Georgia resident is faced with drunk driving charges, they can be made significantly worse if there is a crash with injuries along with the DUI. Law enforcement is consistently on the lookout for drivers who are intoxicated. If there is an accident and the driver is believed to be under the influence, there will be a drunk driving arrest. While it might seem difficult to combat these charges, especially after an accident, protecting your future is paramount and a legal professional can help.
A 44-year-old county worker was placed under arrest after he crashed his vehicle into a Georgia State Trooper who was directing traffic. The accident occurred at approximately 6:30 a.m. The driver was in a 2003 BMW 325. The officer had on his protective reflective vest when he was hit. After an investigation, the driver of the vehicle was placed under arrest. The officer, 35, was taken to the hospital with a broken leg and had surgery. The driver is facing multiple offenses including driving recklessly and DUI. He was once a county deputy himself during the 1990s. He resigned from his job with the county where he had worked as a meter reader for the water and sewer department.
Being charged and convicted for DUI can have a substantial impact on a person’s life. From the public stigma to the work-related problems to the driver’s license suspension and penalties that accompany it, one mistake can come close to ruining a person professionally and personally. While it might not seem like it at the time, there are avenues to deal with the charges. There is the possibility that the testing procedures were not done according to the law and the evidence is tainted. It might be that there was a reasonable explanation for the person appearing to have been under the influence. A plea bargain might be feasible. Or there could be a treatment option.
When a person is dealing with multiple offenses for drunk driving, having legal help is a must. Already this man has resigned from his job and is facing an uncertain future. A lawyer who is experienced in all aspects of state law with DUI should be contacted immediately. That is the first step toward handling a drunk driving charge and pursuing a positive outcome.
Source: forsythnews.com, “State trooper seriously injured after being struck by vehicle,” Isabel Hughes, Nov. 6, 2017