Most everyone in Minnesota and across the country who has gotten behind the wheel of a motor vehicle has likely been involved or been close to being involved in a car accident. A collision can happen for a variety of reasons, including disorientation due to a lack of visibility or distraction. However, police claim that drunk driving was involved in a recent collision involving a sheriff’s deputy.
The incident happened late one evening on a day in mid-September. According to reports, the deputy noticed a car headed toward him in the wrong lane of traffic. The deputy claimed that he activated his emergency lights and attempted to reverse to avoid an accident but says that he was struck by the oncoming vehicle.
Reports claim that the driver of the other vehicle, a 25-year-old man, was reportedly under the influence of alcohol at the time. The sheriff’s office claims that they suspect the incident was “possibly intentional” and that the driver was “highly intoxicated,” though it is unclear what led them to this conclusion or what the driver’s blood alcohol content was at the time of the collision. No one was injured in the accident.
Unfortunately, drunk driving accusations can have serious personal, financial and professional implications. Many people in Minnesota may not fully understand the accusations against them or their potential consequences. Fortunately, they are entitled to have a criminal defense attorney on their side, examining the details of their case and advising them from the earliest stages, including before charges are actually filed.