On a recent Monday in Louisiana, an unfortunate incident took place that resulted in one man facing criminal charges. The 29-year-old was accused of drunk driving after his vehicle was reportedly involved in an accident. A police officer was also involved in the incident, and was taken to a nearby hospital after suffering injuries.
The police officer was reportedly aiding another accident victim at the time. He had checked on the victim and was returning to his vehicle to obtain a medical kit. Another vehicle, driven by the now-accused man, allegedly crashed into a car that was stopped in the road behind the police officer's car.
Upon impact, the man's car is said to have thrust forward, also striking the police officer's vehicle. The officer was taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The man accused of causing the crash was not injured in the collision.
Like all others charged with drunk driving in Louisiana, the man in this particular situation will have the opportunity to present as strong a defense as possible in court. Many people increase their chances of avoiding conviction by allowing experienced criminal defense attorneys to represent them in court. An attorney knows the ins and outs of the criminal justice system and can often employ strategies that give defendants leverage to mitigate their circumstances. Even if a conviction is handed down, a savvy attorney may be able to convince the court to issue a lesser sentence than might otherwise have been rendered under the law.
Source: wwltv.com, "S.. John deputy airlifted after drunk driver strikes vehicle on I-10", Danny Monteverde, Kevin Dupuy, July 3, 2017