When a one-car crash on September 1st in Westport injured the driver and the passenger, they both escaped without serious injury and probably thought the accident was behind them. That was until the 23-year old driver turned himself in to Westport police this week and is now facing charges stemming from the September accident.
Accidents that involve drivers who are driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs can result in both serious injuries to the driver, passengers, and other people in vehicles that are on the road at the time of the accident. They can also involve serious criminal charges and may require the services of a New Haven DUI attorney to help navigate the often messy details of a particular case.
In the Westport case, the driver is being charged with the following charges;
1.) Reckless driving
2.) Failure to drive in the proper lane
3.) Operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs/alcohol
4.) Failure to wear a seatbelt in the front seat
All of these charges can lead to significant consequences for the driver who has already had difficulties stemming from the accident as both he and his passenger were injured.
The best way to avoid putting yourself in a situation where you have to think about having a DUI defense is to avoid drinking or doing drugs completely before you get behind the wheel. This will keep you safe and also help you avoid any legal troubles at all. If you do intend to drink make a plan to have a designated driver or to utilize a ride share app to get home for the night. If you make the right choice before you get behind the wheel you shouldn’t have to worry about the danger you may be placing yourself or your passengers in.
In the event that you are involved in an accident where you are being accused of driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol you should remain calm. You should remember that while you should be careful while driving after having a drink, just because you did drink does not mean you are immediately guilty of what you are being accused of doing by the authorities who pulled you over. You should seek representation as soon as possible so you have an expert on your side.
Our legal team has experience helping many people who have found themselves in the difficult situation of needing a New Haven DUI attorney. We have seen many different situations and scenarios and are prepared for them all. Contact our office and one of our experienced attorneys will work with you to protect your long-term interests.