It is easy to make a miscalculation when driving. A driver, for example, may believe that another car is moving slower than it actually is, potentially resulting in a turn that could cause an accident. Unfortunately, a Minnesota man now faces accusations of DWI, among others, after he allegedly left the scene of an accident in which he was involved.
Reports indicate that the accident happened at approximately 6:30 p.m. on a day in March. According to reports, a 28-year-old male was attempting a left turn onto the entrance ramp of a Minnesota highway. Unfortunately, police believe that he struck a vehicle driven by a 26-year-old woman while doing so.
Police say that the man left the scene after the collision. While they were still at the scene, they claim they received a call from the man, stating that he was involved in the accident. Police say that the man failed field sobriety tests, but he claims that he drove to a family member’s house after the crash where he quickly drank several beers because he was upset and scared.
In addition to the allegation of DWI, the Minnesota man is also accused of hit and run, failure to yield the right of way, driving after revocation and criminal vehicular operation. The charges against the man are serious, and a conviction can have serious consequences. To ensure that he fully understands his options and help him determine how best to respond, he may want to consult with an attorney with experience with similar cases.