Suspected DUI may lead to vehicular homicide charges
The weekend and days leading up to the 4th of July can be particularly dangerous for vacationers and drivers alike in Kansas City. This is because the level of alcohol consumption generally rises during holiday weekends at the same time that the number of vacationers grows, leading to the possibility of more drunk driving accidents in a shorter time.
One such suspected DUI accident may be ending with the driver facing criminal vehicular homicide charges. The driver, a 42 year old man, reportedly swerved into a ditch at around 1:30 in the morning. From there, his car slid into a central Minnesota lake. Despite the fact that police arrived shortly after, the 29 year old passenger was declared dead at the scene.
The driver only had minor injuries. It is unknown how police came to suspect that alcohol was involved as there are no mentions of either a field sobriety test or a breathalyzer test being administered at the scene of the accident. It is also unknown if he will be facing any charges beyond criminal vehicular homicide.
DUI charges can be difficult to deal with whether or not any accidents occur due to the fact that many large penalties are attached, such as fines or jail time. If a person ends up facing a DUI related charge of any sort, they might find themselves benefiting from the aid of an attorney. Facing court with knowledge of how DUI laws work in their state may end up being extremely valuable help to a person.