A 62-year-old man has recently been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol following a recent motor vehicle accident in New York in which he allegedly fled the scene. Leaving the scene of a collision is never advisable, and may only increase suspicion of wrong-doing among investigating officers. Individuals who are accused of drunk driving under similar circumstances may find it beneficial to seek guidance as soon as charges are filed.
According to reports, police responded to reports of a hit-and-run accident on a recent Friday. The nature of the accident was not provided, but they were able to locate a man whom they believe was the responsible party shortly thereafter. Upon approaching the man, they claim to have smelled the odor of alcohol on his breath, and after allegedly failing field sobriety tests, he was taken into custody.
Police also claim the man's blood alcohol level was well over the legal limit, although no information was provided as to how this was information was obtained. It is also unclear how authorities came to believe the man was involved in the collision. He is facing numerous charges in relation to the incident, including aggravated driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident.
Facing drunk driving charges can be an intimidating and overwhelming experience. With the severity of a conviction looming overhead, those accused of similar crimes could benefit from seeking guidance from an experienced attorney. An attorney can thoroughly examine the charges and evidence against a client in New York and provide advice on the best course of action to take during subsequent court proceedings.
Source: wivb.com, "Medina man charged after hit-and-run in Lockport", Evan Anstey, Nov. 1, 2017