Driving under the influence of alcohol can be dangerous, and has led to numerous collisions over the years. The penalties for drunk driving may only increase in severity should an accident occur, especially if another party is injured in the process. A woman is currently facing OWI charges after a recent accident in Wisconsin.
According to reports, the woman was pulling out of the parking lot of a local convenience store when she allegedly failed to yield for two oncoming motorcycles. Both motorcycles apparently slammed into the side of her vehicle, and the drivers were thrown from their bikes as a result. Both motorcyclists were reportedly injured in the process, one of whom claims to have little memory of the incident due to a possible brain injury.
Upon arrival, authorities claim to have caught the scent of alcohol coming from the driver of the car. She was also taken to the hospital, and during this time they claim that she admitted to drinking wine prior to operating the vehicle, and allegedly consented to submit to a blood test. When facing similar charges, one might find it advisable to consult legal counsel before responding to allegations for advice on the best course of action to take moving forward.
When a person is accused of drunk driving, obtaining guidance in the initial stages is often advisable. By speaking with a defense attorney, a client in Wisconsin could obtain some much-needed advice on making informed decisions throughout this stressful and daunting process. Through thorough examination of the charges and evidence against a client, an attorney can assist in forming a strong defense for use during court proceedings.
Source: fox6now.com, "Burlington woman faces 2 counts of OWI, accused of causing crash that injured 2 motorcyclists", Trisha Bee, July 5, 2017