There may be a variety of scenarios in which a driver might feel forced to make a sudden change of course. The sudden emergence of an animal in the road or the onset of a medical condition are just two examples of scenarios that could cause a driver to swerve into another lane of traffic. A recent collision that is said to have taken place after a vehicle crossed into oncoming lanes has reportedly left a 40-year-old man in Wisconsin accused of drunk driving.
According to reports, law enforcement agents responded to the scene of the crash on a recent Wednesday evening. They say the crash occurred when the driver of a southbound truck veered into oncoming lanes and struck a nearby school bus head-on. They advised that the driver of the bus suffered minor injuries and that two passengers on the bus were treated and released from the scene.
Police also advised that the driver of the truck was taken to a medical facility for treatment of unknown injuries. While many of the details surrounding the investigation of the crash remain unclear, he was reportedly taken into custody on suspicion of impairment soon thereafter. Police say he is facing numerous charges in relation to the incident and state that additional charges may be filed pending completion of the investigation.
Facing drunk driving charges can be a scary and intimidating experience and the outcome of the situation could have a significant impact on a person's future. Those who stand accused of similar offenses and wish to seek insight on what to expect from the process could choose to retain the services of an attorney early on for advice. An attorney can help a client in Wisconsin better understand all his or her available options and assist in forming a strategy to pursue the best outcome achievable during subsequent court proceedings.