A man in Jefferson County is facing serious pending charges following a car accident that claimed the life of one man and sent a woman to the hospital, according to local sources. The 33-year-old Missouri man faces DWI/DUI charges in connection with the accident. He is currently being held against no bond in advance of a trial date, which has yet to be formally set.
When a person is involved in a car accident, he or she often panics in the aftermath, potentially causing him or her to react in a way that is otherwise out of character. While this panic may be understandable, it could potentially lead to serious legal implications. In fact, a man in Missouri now faces criminal charges, including DWI, after police say he fled the scene of an accident.
Police officers often have a strong desire to hold those who may be driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol accountable for their actions. While this desire is understandable, it can lead to assumptions about a person suspected of a crime. In fact, a man in Missouri now faces criminal charges after police accused him of DUI and speeding with children in the vehicle.
Most every driver has experienced fatigue and drowsiness while behind the wheel. Often, even people who are relatively well-rested can feel their eyelids start to droop while driving. Despite the relatively common nature of drowsy drivers, one Missouri woman now faces accusations of DWI after she allegedly fell asleep while driving.
An accident that results in a fatality is always a tragedy. Unfortunately, some accidents can not only result in grieving friends and family but also in criminal charges. In fact, a family is Missouri is now grieving the death of an 11-year-old while a man is accused of drunk driving in the accident that allegedly resulted in her death.
The death of a friend or family member is, in itself, a devastating event with which to deal. Being accused of playing a role in that person's death can be even more difficult. Unfortunately, a man in Missouri is now facing a DWI charge following an incident that left a young man dead.
Depending on the area where a person lives, a person may spend a significant amount of time driving. Because it is such a common activity for many in Missouri, it may be easy to take for granted the potential for an accident that can cause significant damage, even if its cause was due to a mistaken turn. Unfortunately, police can easily interpret a mistake that caused an accident as a sign of intoxication, resulting in an accusation of DWI.
When a person's spouse dies, he or she is often left to cope with the devastating news. When the surviving spouse is accused of playing a role in the death, the emotions can easily be overwhelming, potentially inhibiting a person's ability to make rational decisions. Unfortunately, a man in Missouri may now be in this position after he was charged with DUI and other crimes following his wife's death.
Missouri police recently arrested a woman who they say caused a fatal, head-on collision. She was allegedly intoxicated at the time of the accident and is now facing DWI charges. This is apparently not her first drunk driving related offense, which could potentially effect her current criminal charges.
Car accidents can happen for a variety of different reasons. While sometimes it is a simple oversight or the result of poor judgment, police officers in Missouri and across the country may be quick to assume that alcohol was involved, especially if the driver involved is young and has a previous arrest on his or her record. Unfortunately, a young man was recently accused of drunk driving after a car accident.