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Driver faces drunk driving charges after fleeing scene of wreck

| Jul 10, 2018 | Drunk Driving |

Louisiana police recently arrested a man they claim fled the scene of a pedestrian accident. The man in question is charged with a first offense for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, hit and run, careless operation, and more. These types of drunk driving allegations can be quite serious, and anyone in Lake Charles who is facing similar charges would be well advised to seek guidance where necessary.

The accident occurred in the afternoon on July 3, 2018, when the driver allegedly lost control of the vehicle he was driving. His car veered off of the road on the left side, struck a person who was sitting on a bus bench and then returned to the roadway, where he continued driving. The victim was transported to the hospital where he was admitted for multiple serious injuries, including two broken legs and a suspected head injury.

Police caught up to the suspected driver at his apartment complex and stopped him before he could step inside his home. They claim he displayed signs of possible intoxication, and then he admitted to having drunk alcohol before getting behind the wheel. He then apparently failed a field sobriety test and submitted to a Breathalyzer, which showed a blood-alcohol content of .188 percent, more than double the legal limit. He was arrested and taken into police custody.

Consequences for a DUI can range from community service to jail time and should not be taken lightly. Lake Charles residents who are charged with first offense drunk driving should understand that these types of allegations tend to proceed quickly. As such, prompt attention to criminal allegations, related evidence and potential consequences is essential to building a solid defense foundation.

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