Drunk driving and drugged driving are understandably major concerns in Butler and throughout Pennsylvania. Law enforcement officials are aggressive in trying to catch drivers who might be under the influence. In some cases, there is an accident and law enforcement officials are called after the fact. Once they have investigated, they may determine that the driver was under the influence and make an arrest. With the various penalties that can be assessed for a DWI conviction, it is imperative to formulate a viable defense.
According to recent reports, a man was arrested for DWI after two crashes. The first incident involved hitting a parked vehicle. The second came when the suspect hit a tree. As law enforcement officials investigated, the man reportedly stated that he was simply parking his vehicle. The accidents happened starting at around 10:30 p.m. The vehicles were completely totaled. No one was hurt. Law enforcement officials posted the details of the arrest on its Facebook page and entreated people not to drive after drinking. The investigation is ongoing.
Even in cases in which the circumstances seem as if it is obvious that the driver was under the influence, there are still avenues to pursue a defense. When crafting that defense, analyzing the individual facets of the case, checking the conduct of law enforcement officials and whether the arrest was justified and determining strategies to deal with the charges are crucial. Perhaps a plea bargain is possible or there were legitimate reasons the driver appeared to be under the influence.
Although the driver in this recent incident was arrested after allegedly crashing into and totaling a parked vehicle as well as his own, and then hit a tree, that does not automatically mean he is guilty of DWI offenses. The evidence must be examined and the case itself scrutinized to decide on how to proceed with a DWI or DUI defense strategy.