Car accidents happen every day in Minnesota for a variety of different reasons. Something as simple as looking down to change the radio station or speaking with a passenger could be all it takes to cause a crash. Unfortunately, one crash has resulted in a man facing accusations of drunk driving, resulting in his arrest.
The incident that led to the 59-year-old man’s arrest reportedly happened on an afternoon in Dec. 2017. While many details of the accident are unclear, officials claim that the man caused an accident involving a head-on collision with a sports utility vehicle. The driver of the SUV was reportedly transported to the hospital with bruises on both knees.
Police claim that the driver they believe caused the accident smelled of alcohol. As a result, they say that a blood analysis was conducted and reportedly revealed that his blood alcohol concentration was over the legal limit at the time of the accident. The man now faces criminal charges, including criminal vehicular operation while under the influence of alcohol and criminal vehicular operation causing bodily harm while under the influence.
The man was recently given a summons to appear in court in early June. As a result, he is likely weighing his legal options as a result of the drunk driving accusations made against him. Unfortunately, many people in Minnesota accused of criminal charges are unfamiliar with the legal process. Often, this prompts them to seek counsel from an experienced criminal defense attorney to advise them of their options and the potential outcomes of each in addition to helping them choose the path that is in their best interests.
Source: knsiradio.com, “COMPLAINT: DRUNK DRIVER CAUSED INJURY CRASH“, Jake Judd, May 8, 2018