Car accidents often lead authorities to ask many questions, particularly about how the incident took place. Interviews with drivers, passengers and witnesses tend to take place, and officers may even take steps to determine whether any of the drivers were intoxicated at the the time of the incidents. If police do believe that alcohol played a role, it is possible for DUI charges to result.
One man in Utah is currently facing such an allegation after a multi-vehicle accident. Reports stated that the crash occurred after midnight and took place when a moving vehicle collided with a truck that was stalled on the side of the road. Details of what happened after that initial collision were not given, but it was noted that three additional vehicles were also involved in the incident.
Only one person suffered injuries in the crash and was taken to an area hospital for treatment. Those injuries were considered minor. However, authorities suspected that the driver of the moving vehicle that hit the stopped truck may have been under the influence at the time. It was unclear what caused this suspicion, but nonetheless, the man was taken to custody for DUI.
The details of this Utah accident could play important roles in the man's DUI case, especially when it comes to creating his defense. Therefore, he may want to learn about the incident as well as about his legal options for addressing the allegations brought against him. The type of information he finds useful will depend on his specific circumstances.