An Indiana man was involved in a recent accident in which he struck a semi
truck that was parked on the side of Interstate 70 after it experienced
a brake fire. In the accident, the man seriously damaged the vehicle he
was driving. In addition to the property damage, he also now faces a
drunk driving charge as a result of the accident.
The incident took place in the early morning hours in early December. A
man in a minivan slammed into a tractor-trailer that was stopped on the
side of the highway. According to the driver of the truck, there was fear
that the vehicle and driver were trapped under the truck. Another motorist
called police to report a heavily damaged minivan driving down the road
away from the scene of the accident.
According to reports, the 28-year-old driver of the minivan drove away
from the scene of the accident for five miles before exiting Interstate
70. He then got out of the vehicle, reportedly to survey the damage. Police
investigated the incident and arrested the man for operating a vehicle
Luckily, no one was hurt in this incident; however, the man who struck
the tractor-trailer was charged with drunk driving. As Indiana has stiff
penalties for those who are convicted of drunk driving, the man may choose
to obtain legal representation in an attempt to defend himself against
the charge he now faces. While there are various defense strategies used
to fight DUI charges, most are aimed at having the charge reduced or dismissed.