Whenever there is an accident resulting in injuries, police investigate
the scene. When they find supporting evidence, the authorities often press
charges against the person or persons who are accused of being criminally
drunk driving is suspected, the alleged drunk driver often faces a driving under the
influence (DUI) or operating while intoxicated (OWI) charge, depending
on the state and circumstances of the accident, in addition to other accident-related
charges. A recent accident in Indiana led to a man being charged for his
involvement in a multi-vehicle accident.
The 33-year-old man who now faces charges was driving an SUV northbound
on Interstate 65 when the accident happened. For a reason that is still
unknown, he hit a car and caused that vehicle to spin off the road and
into a ditch. The impact from that collision spun the SUV in its lane
where it was then hit head-on by a 36-year-old woman who was traveling
northbound. Another vehicle came along whose driver attempted to avoid
the accident, but ended up hitting the car belonging to the 36-year-old woman.
In total, four vehicles were involved and three victims needed medical
attention for injuries. The 33-year-old man who allegedly caused the melee
was reported to have a blood alcohol content of .09 percent. He was charged
with OWI and reports indicate that additional charges may be pending.
The interstate highway was blocked for hours while the accident scene
A drunk driving charge in Indiana can lead to serious consequences, especially
when drivers cause accidents and injuries are involved. Anyone arrested
for drunk driving may want to familiarize him or herself with the current
laws and learn how charges may be escalated depending on the circumstances.
It is also important to note that anyone arrested, regardless of the circumstances
involved, is innocent until proven guilty and has the right to pursue
defense options suited to his or her case.