Serious accidents can take place due to any number of factors. In some cases, police officers responding to the accident may suspect that a driver is under the influence and that alcohol contributed to the crash. When this type of suspicion arises, a driver could potentially face legal trouble and have charges for DUI brought against him or her.
A recent accident in Utah led to one person facing such charges. Reports stated that the driver of a pickup truck crashed into a car, and the initial collision caused the car to crash into a minivan. The individuals in the car suffered serious injuries and were taken from the scene by ambulances. It did not appear that any of the other individuals involved were injured.
Authorities apparently suspected that the driver of the pickup truck was under the influence, and he reportedly participated in field sobriety tests. It was unclear what specific tests were conducted, but he was taken into custody. He is currently facing charges for DUI involving personal injury as well as following too close. Additional information relating to the incident may be available at a later time.
The man facing charges in this Utah incident may find it in his best interests to find out more information on the DUI allegations brought against him. A conviction for such a charge could have serious impacts, and he will certainly want to create a meaningful defense presentation. Becoming more knowledgeable of his defense options and the legal proceedings ahead may help him feel more confident as his case moves forward.
Source: stgeorgeutah.com, “DUI suspected in triple-car crash on overpass; occupants of one vehicle in serious condition“, Mori Kessler, Oct. 4, 2017