Motor vehicle accidents can leave those involved shaken up and uncertain of what happened, and many individuals may be confused about how best to proceed when asked about the incident. While this might be partly due to the stress involved with being in a crash, any nervousness or suspicious behavior may leave authorities wondering if other factors are at play. A 25-year-old man has been arrested and accused of drunk driving following a recent car accident in Wisconsin.
Authorities assert that the incident took place at around 5 p.m. on a recent Sunday when the driver of a southbound car veered into oncoming traffic. His car reportedly struck two other vehicles shortly thereafter before sliding off into a nearby ditch. While being questioned about the accident, police claim the man was unaware that he had struck the other vehicles.
While speaking with the man, police claim to have caught a strong scent of alcohol and they say that his speech was slurred. They also assert that he eventually admitted to consuming alcohol several hours before getting behind the wheel of the car. A subsequent breath test reportedly indicated his blood alcohol content to be .21, and he was arrested on suspicion of impairment.
While speaking with authorities about an accident, the average person may feel somewhat intimidated by the process. Those who face drunk driving charges under similar circumstances could benefit from first speaking with an attorney for guidance in making informed decisions. An attorney in Wisconsin can work toward protecting a client's legal rights and assist him or her in seeking the most favorable outcome achievable during subsequent legal proceedings.