Louisiana roadways, like most others in the United States, are sometimes scenes of serious automobile collisions. It is not always immediately apparent after an accident what or who may have caused it to occur. In fact, it often takes investigators weeks or months to reach definite conclusions regarding such matters. One situation unfolded in October that led to drunk driving accusations against one man in particular.
A family of three was reportedly on their way home from a state fair when they were involved in a motor vehicle collision. The husband father of the family did not survive his injuries. A child was also injured in the crash and continues to recover at this time.
Since the accident, the decedent's family members have been quite vocal about their feelings related to their loved one's death. They say they want the other man, who happened to have been driving the other car at the time, to be held legally accountable for their losses. Such situations involving fatalities are tragic for family members who survive accident victims.
Every person charged with drunk driving (or any other crime, for that matter) is entitled to present as strong a defense as possible in court in the hope of avoiding conviction. A Louisiana criminal defense attorney is able to assist a defendant in fighting to preserve his or her freedom. A conviction is not always avoidable, but the negative consequences of a particular situation may be lessened through aggressive defense strategies implemented by an experienced attorney in court.
Source: arklatexhomepage.com, "Family of Joshuah Fruge says the man responsible for his death must be held accountable", Dan Jovic, Nov. 17, 2017