When a motor vehicle accident occurs, how an individual handles the situation can have an impact on the outcome. Those who experience a similar situation may find it beneficial to seek counsel before speaking about a collision, especially if faced with criminal allegations. A 53-year-old man has recently been arrested and charged with drunk driving under similar circumstances following a fatal accident in Wisconsin.
On a recent Sunday at around 2:30 a.m., police responded to reports of an individual who was laying in the middle of a nearby road. Upon arriving at the scene, they say the man was unresponsive, and he was pronounced dead soon thereafter. Police assert that a woman approached the scene while they were investigating, and told them that her husband thought he might have hit something or someone while driving, and came back to the scene after contacting his wife.
Police proceeded to approach the man, and claim to have caught the scent of alcohol emanating from him. While being questioned, the man allegedly admitted to drinking before driving, and agreed to take a breath test, which indicated his blood alcohol content to be well over the legal limit. He has been charged with homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle, and faces severe consequences if a conviction is obtained.
With the potential gravity of a conviction for drunk driving, individuals who are accused of similar crimes may benefit from seeking counsel before responding to the charges. By speaking with a defense attorney, a person in Wisconsin could obtain advice on making informed decisions throughout legal proceedings. If a conviction cannot be avoided, an attorney can assist a client in pursuing the best outcome possible given the situation.