Mardi Gras accident ends in drunk driving charge

A recent pedestrian accident ended with the arrest of the man behind the wheel. Police in Louisiana charged him with drunk driving and vehicular negligent injuring in addition to a number of other criminal charges. Both the driver and the pedestrian were injured.

Authorities say that the accident took place at 7:30 p.m. during Mardi Gras, when a woman who was crossing a street was struck by a vehicle. In addition to possibly being intoxicated at the time of the wreck, he was also accused of not having his headlights on, not having proof of insurance or a driver's license. Emergency responders transported the woman to an area hospital where she was listed in serious condition. Bystanders who witnessed the collision said it looked as if she might have broken one of her legs.

The driver was also taken to the hospital for undisclosed injuries. He was transported to the local parish justice center after receiving treatment. He was initially given a $12,000 bond, but that was later changed. According to authorities he is not eligible for bond since he was out on parole for past charges.

Facing multiple criminal allegations on top of a drunk driving charge can be hectic and overwhelming. Drunk driving allegations tend to move much faster than defendants expect, and many are not prepared to fight for their driving privileges. This is why some defendants choose to speak with an attorney who is experienced in Louisiana criminal law. Doing so can be helpful for those who are not sure about their options for moving forward.

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