A man in New York has been accused of causing a woman’s death in a car accident due to drinking and driving. She now faces a charge of driving while intoxicated (DWI). Nonetheless, anyone in New York who is charged with drunk driving is always presumed innocent until and unless his or her guilt is proven in court and beyond a reasonable doubt.
The car accident, which involved a single automobile, occurred on a recent Sunday at about 2:28 a.m. According to police, the man, age 27, was driving a sport utility vehicle along a county road. They said the motor vehicle then suddenly left the road and collided with a pole.
A 41-yer-old woman was a passenger in the automobile at the time of the accident and was taken to a hospital with injuries. However, she passed away after arriving at the hospital. Meanwhile, the man who reportedly caused the accident suffered serious injuries in the crash. Authorities later arrested him and charged him with DWI in connection with the fatal wreck.
The man who has been charged with DWI has the right to proceed to trial to fight this charge. In this situation, a criminal defense attorney will seek to protect the client’s legal rights while pursuing the most favorable result. For example, perhaps police failed to conduct their DWI investigation properly, or maybe the blood draw that the defendant underwent after the crash was not performed correctly. The attorney will gather evidence and take the necessary steps to make sure that his or her client’s rights and best interests are protected during each stage of the criminal proceeding.