Even with the necessary safety gear in place, being involved in a motorcycle wreck can be a devastating experience. With accidents that don't involve other vehicles, law enforcement agents may be tasked with investigating the incident to determine the contributing factors. Unfortunately, a recent incident in which a woman fell off the back of a motorcycle in Wisconsin has left a man facing drunk driving charges.
Authorities received reports of an incident involving a motorcycle at around 4 p.m. on a recent Saturday. Initial investigations determined that a woman had been riding on the back of a motorcycle when, for unknown reasons, she suddenly fell off the back of the bike and onto the road. She reportedly suffered severe injuries in the accident and was taken to a medical facility for treatment.
While investigating the incident, law enforcement agents claim to have discovered that the driver of the motorcycle was intoxicated. After allegedly failing to perform field sobriety tests in a satisfactory manner, he was taken into custody on suspicion of impairment. He is reportedly facing felony charges in relation to the incident, and a conviction for similar charges carries severe penalties that can alter a person's life substantially.
Those who face felony drunk driving charges could choose to prepare for what comes next by focusing on forming a strong defense, but the process can be stressful and intimidating. Fortunately, there are attorneys that can provide a person in Wisconsin with guidance on what to expect from the process. An attorney can work toward protecting a client's legal rights and provide him or her with assistance throughout any future legal proceedings associated with the charges.