When faced with a potential emergency situation, people react different ways. For some, their response may be to panic and flee. Unfortunately, law enforcement officials in Minnesota claim that a man who they say was involved in a fatal pedestrian accident fled the scene; he has since been arrested on suspicion of DUI as a result.
The incident that led to the man’s arrest happened one evening on a day in early January. According to reports, a pickup truck driven by a 72-year-old man struck two pedestrians as they attempted to cross the street. Police believe that a second vehicle hit at least one of the pedestrians but say that driver fled the scene.
Police say they were able to locate the suspected driver of the second vehicle after receiving several tips. According to them, evidence, such as recent damage to the vehicle, connects the 61-year-old man to the incident. Reports indicate that police located the man’s truck at a bar and arrested him as he was leaving.
Though he was originally taken into custody on suspicion of DUI, he is now facing a charge of criminal vehicular homicide. Despite the accusations that police have made against him, they are still seeking information regarding the accident. In fact, many of the details surrounding the incident are unclear. In the meantime, the Minnesota man is left to make multiple decisions that will likely to have a significant impact on his life. Though he may feel unprepared to make these decisions, an attorney with experience with such cases can help guide him throughout the process.