Being involved in a serious motor vehicle accident can be a scary and haunting experience. Those who suffer severe harm under similar circumstances could be left facing a variety of hardships in life, such as a long road to recovery and extensive medical bills. A recent single-vehicle accident in Wisconsin that injured a 39-year-old man has also left him facing drunk driving charges.
Authorities have advised that the accident took place after 3:30 p.m. on a recent Friday. According to reports, the crash occurred when the driver of a southbound vehicle lost control and veered off the road. His vehicle reportedly collided with a tree shortly thereafter, and he was subsequently airlifted to a medical facility for treatment of injuries.
Police have stated that the was charged with operating while under the influence upon being released from the hospital. However, no further details were provided as to what might have led them to believe that impairment was a contributing factor. This would reportedly be his fourth drunk driving offense if a conviction is obtained, and a fourth offense for similar charges carries serious consequences.
Being accused of drunk driving can be an intimidating experience and the average person might not be aware of his or her legal rights and available options. Fortunately, there are attorneys who can help a person in Wisconsin better understand what to expect from the process and help make informed choices about his or her case. Seeking guidance early in the process could prove vital to preparing to pursue the most favorable outcome achievable during subsequent court proceedings.