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Teen charged with DUI after fatal crash in Utah

Having to defend themselves can often put people on edge. They may feel that they have been wrongly accused or that their reasons for their actions will not convince others of their innocence. However, if parties are able to find the right defense method, especially in cases of DUI charges, they may have the ability to effectively work toward maintaining their innocence.

One young man in Utah may be hoping to move forward with a meaningful defense after his recent arrest. Reports stated that the 18-year-old man was driving a vehicle when he apparently caused the car to flip. The report also indicated that there was a 15-year-old female passenger in the vehicle at the time of the accident.

The driver apparently did not remain on the scene but later returned after police had arrived. The passenger in the vehicle suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash. The driver allegedly told police that he had been drinking, and testing later indicated that his blood alcohol level was .10 percent, which is over the legal limit. In fact, Utah has a zero tolerance law that applies to drivers under 21 years of age, meaning that even the slightest amount of blood alcohol content could result in criminal charges. As a result, the man is currently facing charges for DUI, felony auto homicide and leaving the scene of an accident.

Because of his young age, the teenager's parents may play an important role when it comes to making decisions during his DUI case. Therefore, they may wish to determine what defense strategies may work in their son's favor and how to follow those routes in meaningful ways. In order to gain reliable information, they may wish to utilize local Utah legal resources.

Source: sltrib.com, "Utah man charged with driving drunk during crash that killed teen passenger", Stephen Hunt, Dec. 5, 2017

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