Alcohol may not mix well with operating a vehicle after consumption. Sometimes, however, people feel that they can handle their alcohol and then decide to get behind the wheel after they have been drinking. This combination of being impaired and trying to drive can result in needing a DUI defense if caught. A New York man recently got himself arrested after allegedly driving while intoxicated and causing an accident.
The man who was allegedly drunk at the time he chose to drive was traveling through Long Island when the vehicle struck someone. There was a man apparently walking across the street as the driver was coming down the street. The impact of the collision caused injuries to the pedestrian that required transport to a local hospital.
Unfortunately, after being transported to the hospital, the elderly gentleman who was hit by the car died. Because of the driver's alleged intoxication at the time of the accident, he was arrested and charged with a second-degree count of vehicular manslaughter. He was also charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol.
Driving drunk in New York is something that police take very seriously because of the dangers that come with the combination of being impaired and choosing to drive. There was no report of whether or not the alleged drunk driver had obtained a DUI defense team to represent him for these charges. If he has not, it may be a good idea for him to do so. There are many factors to dealing with a DUI accident that results in a death, and the process may be easier to handle with the help of a defense team.
Source: nbcnewyork.com, Drunk Driver Kills Man Crossing Road on Long Island: Cops, No author, Dec. 29, 2013