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Woman charged with drunk driving after fatal Nebraska crash

On Behalf of | Aug 23, 2018 | Drunk Driving, Firm News |

Car accidents can happen in Nebraska for a variety of different of reasons. While some may occur due to a relatively minor driver error, others may occur due to a medical emergency. Often the latter can look like drunk driving. However, it is unclear how police determined that a woman was under the influence prior to her recent arrest.

The 24-year-old woman was arrested on a night in mid-August. Witnesses claim that she had been driving erratically before she was involved in a crash. Reports say that her northbound sports utility vehicle sideswiped another SUV traveling in the same direction.

The woman is said to have continued on where her vehicle struck a second vehicle before crossing a concrete median and hitting a motorcyclist. Unfortunately, the motorcyclist died at the scene. The female driver was transported to the hospital where she was treated for minor injuries and released.

In addition to allegations of drunk driving, the woman is also facing charges of driving under suspension and felony motor vehicle homicide. Despite the accusations police have made against her, it is unclear what supports them — including how it was determined that she was under the influence. Regardless of what law enforcement officials say, a person is considered not guilty unless and until proved otherwise. Additionally, a high burden of proof is required to prevent a wrongful conviction. An attorney with experience with such cases in Nebraska can help this woman fully understand all of her legal options, allowing her to make informed decisions about the case.