A fatal accident led to the recent arrest of a both a Louisiana man and woman. According to police, two drivers may have been under the influence of alcohol when they were involved in the deadly wreck. One driver, a woman, is now facing multiple drunk driving charges, including a third-offense DWI and having an open alcoholic container. The other driver, a man, was charged with a DWI first offense. Since police are still investigating the accident, it is possible that more charges will be filed.
The wreck in question happened back on April 13. The recently arrested 53-year-old man was behind the wheel of a pickup truck when police say he made a left turn without yielding to the oncoming traffic. He ended up in the path of an oncoming vehicle, driven by a 37-year-old woman. The two vehicles collided, resulting in one death. The male driver's front seat passenger was the victim.
Police obtained toxicology samples from both of the drivers. The woman initially refused testing, so police obtained a warrant to get blood samples. She ultimately decided to submit to a Breathalyzer test, which allegedly showed a blood-alcohol content that was more than double that of the legal limit.
When Louisiana police suspect that a driver might be under the influence of alcohol, they will usually request that they submit to various methods of testing. These tests can range from field sobriety testing to breath and blood tests. The results of these tests often play a significant role in any drunk driving charges, so it is important to understand how they work and the implications of certain results. Speaking with an experienced attorney might make the matter clearer for some defendants.