Utah employers frown on drinking on-the-job -- especially if a person's job involves driving. In addition to possibly facing criminal charges, the mere accusation of driving under the influence of alcohol can put an individual's livelihood in jeopardy. It is usually critical to enlist the assistance of criminal defense counsel as soon as possible.
It is not yet known whether a Utah driver for Federal Express has retained defense counsel after a single vehicle accident in which he was involved recently. Preliminary reports indicate that he lost control of the FedEx truck he was driving as he attempted to make a turn. The truck then crossed over into the oncoming lane of traffic and flipped onto its side in a creek on the left side of the road.
The truck was immersed in several of water when police arrived. An officer claimed to smell alcohol on the 28-year-old driver. The driver submitted to a field sobriety test, which the officer says he failed. At that point, the officer took him into custody and transported him to jail. In addition to a possible DUI charge, officials say other citations are being considered pending the outcome of the investigation.
Even though the driver is presumed innocent of driving under the influence of alcohol, the ramifications of his arrest are most likely affecting his life. Criminal defense counsel will review the circumstances surrounding the crash and his contact with officers. At that point, the man and his counsel can determine what the steps may be appropriate in order to move toward an outcome that will best serve his interests.
Source: hjnews.com, "FedEx driver rolls truck into creek; DUI suspected", Amy Macavinta, Jan. 8, 2015