A car accident can take place at any given moment and under a variety of circumstances. Being involved in a similar incident can be a scary experience, and following a collision, a person may feel somewhat shaken up and uncertain how to handle the situation. Unfortunately, a recent collision in Wisconsin has also left a 30-year-old man facing multiple charges after he was accused of drunk driving.
The incident is said to have occurred on a recent Saturday as the man was leaving the Wisconsin State Fair. Authorities advised they received reports of a hit-and-run collision in the area, and that upon arriving at the scene, they claim to have found a vehicle with substantial damage. While speaking with the driver of the vehicle, police say they noticed that he was exhibiting signs of intoxication.
The man allegedly informed police that he had consumed alcohol at the fair, and he was subsequently taken into custody on suspicion of drunk driving. They also assert that reports from several witnesses indicated his vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed and weaving in and out of traffic prior to the accident. He is facing charges for operating while intoxicated with a minor in the vehicle and hit-and-run.
Other than allegedly admitting to drinking alcohol before driving, it is unclear how authorities came to believe the man was impaired at the time of the crash. Those who stand accused of drunk driving under similar circumstances could benefit from seeking advice from an attorney prior to issuing a response to the allegations against them. An attorney can provide a client in Wisconsin with guidance in making informed decisions regarding his or her case and assist in pursuing the best outcome possible during legal proceedings.