Although dealing with the fallout of an accident can be a stressful process, leaving the scene of the crash is never advisable. Even if no other vehicles are involved, any damage to another party's property could prompt an investigation into the incident and a decision to flee the scene may only increase the severity of the charges one might face. A school principal in Wisconsin has been placed on administrative leave after a recent investigation into a single-vehicle crash left him accused of drunk driving.
The incident is said to have taken place on a recent Thursday when officers encountered a utility pole that was laying in the road and blocking traffic. They also claim to have noticed a trail of radiator fluid leading away from the scene. Authorities say they were able to locate the driver of the vehicle that struck the pole by following the trail of liquid to a home nearly one mile away.
While speaking with the man, authorities claim to have caught the scent of intoxicants on his breath. They assert that field sobriety tests were initiated and say the man was taken into custody on suspicion of driving while impaired. He is now facing drunk driving charges and has been placed on administrative leave from his job as a local school principal.
A conviction for drunk driving charges can have a devastating impact on various areas of a person's life. Those who face similar charges could benefit from retaining the services of an attorney as soon as possible for guidance on the consequences he or she may face and advice on how best to approach the subsequent process. An attorney can evaluate the charges and evidence against a client in Wisconsin and assist him or her in pursuing the most favorable outcome possible during legal proceedings.