1 facing drunk driving charges after crash involving day care van

Facing criminal accusations of any form can be stressful and intimidating. With the potential weight of a conviction looming overhead, those accused of drunk driving may find it beneficial to seek guidance in the initial stages of the process. A 30-year-old man has recently been arrested and is facing multiple charges following an accident in which six individuals were injured in North Carolina.

The incident is said to have occurred just after 8 a.m. on a recent Tuesday morning, when authorities say a vehicle veered into oncoming traffic and hit a car. Following the initial collision, the vehicle proceeded to strike a day-care van that was carrying several kids. Although six individuals, five of whom were kids, were taken to the hospital, no serious injuries were reported.

According to police, the man appeared to be uncertain of what had occurred upon being questioned. He was also transported to the hospital for treatment, and despite the fact that the results of blood tests were reportedly yet to be obtained, he was taken into custody shortly thereafter on suspicion of drunk driving. He is facing numerous charges in relation to the incident, including driving while intoxicated and careless operation of a vehicle.

Individuals who are accused of drunk driving may wish to protect themselves by challenging the charges, but the process can be challenging to navigate alone. When facing similar charges, one could speak with a defense attorney for advice on making informed decisions throughout the process. An attorney can evaluate the situation and assist a client in North Carolina in forming a strong defense focused on obtaining the best outcome possible during legal proceedings.

Source: wncn.com, "Man charged with DWI in Smithfield crashes that injured 5 kids, 1 adult", Sept. 21, 2017

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