A motor vehicle can malfunction at any moment. When this happens in traffic, the results can be devastating. Even if a person could not prevent a vehicle from breaking down, others may still seek to hold him or her accountable should a collision involving injuries take place. One person has reportedly been accused of drunk driving following a fatal crash that is said to have occurred in Wisconsin.
According to reports, law enforcement agents responded to the scene of a fatal crash on a recent Sunday. While many of the details concerning how the crash took place remain unclear, they have advised that one person passed away at the scene and another suffered critical injuries. They say that the driver believed to have been responsible for the crash advised that his vehicle had been experiencing some form of malfunction but they state that he appeared to be exhibiting signs of impairment at the time.
Authorities say that since the man was rushed to the hospital for treatment of injuries, field sobriety tests were not conducted. They also claim that a blood tests was administered but the results of these tests were not provided. The man is reportedly facing numerous charges in connection with the accident, including driving under the influence.
A conviction for drunk driving charges carries serious penalties that may only increase in severity when a fatal collision is involved. Those who stand accused of similar offenses and wish to better understand what to expect from the process could benefit from retaining the services of an attorney as soon as possible. An attorney can evaluate the charges and evidence against a client in Wisconsin and assist him or her in preparing a strategy to seek the most favorable outcome possible during legal proceedings.