Drunk driving charge follows Nebraska car accident

Anyone who has driven knows how easy it is to exit the lane in which he or she is driving. Often something as simple as a slight curve in the road can cause such an event. However, a man in Nebraska now faces allegations of drunk driving after an incident between two cars sent a woman to the hospital.

The accident happened just before midnight on a day in early February. According to reports, a vehicle driven by a 30-year-old man drifted out of its lane. As a result, it allegedly struck the driver's side of another vehicle, causing both cars to veer to the right and strike a concrete barrier.

A passenger in the second vehicle, a 63-year-old woman, was transported to the hospital due to a serious leg injury, while the driver of that vehicle fled the scene. The driver of the first vehicle now faces several charges. Charges include second-degree driving under the influence, failure to maintain his lane and driving on a suspended license.  

The aftermath of an accident such as this can be overwhelming for those involved. Because a person might have a previous criminal history or an accident happened at a certain time of day, it may be easy for officials to make assumptions about the cause of a recent accident. However, assumptions alone are insufficient to prove that a person is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt -- the standard required to convict someone of a crime. Because of the potential consequences of a conviction, those in Nebraska facing allegations of drunk driving and other criminal charges often ask an experienced criminal defense attorney to represent them.

Source: ketv.com, "1 injured, 1 cited for DUI in late-night crash, police say", News, Feb. 24, 2018

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