Defending DWI Charge for Wrong-Way Driver

Defending DWI Charge for Wrong-Way Driver

A fatal wrong-way crash recently led to accusations of intoxicated driving. A 30-year-old California nurse’s assistant may be seeking legal counsel to help with defending a DWI charge after the accident. The driver is suspected of driving while impaired when he traveled west against traffic heading east in Fontana on the 10 Freeway.

A report issued by the California Highway Patrol indicates that the crash occurred in the early hours of a recent Sunday morning. Reportedly, the suspected drunk driver collided with an eastbound car, causing it to spin out of control into a vehicle in another lane. The driver of the second car apparently suffered critical injuries, and paramedics rushed her to a medical center; however, she later succumbed to her injuries. She was believed to have been a 38-year-old woman from Hemet.

The seriously injured wrong-way driver was also transported to a hospital. He was later arrested and booked into jail on suspicion of driving while impaired and vehicular manslaughter. Bail was set at $250,000, and he was released three days later. It is unclear whether bail was paid.

Source:, “Redlands man accused of DUI in fatal wrong-way crash on 10 Freeway in Fontana“, Beatriz Valenzuela, June 6, 2017

Being accused of vehicular manslaughter is a serious charge, and a conviction could have devastating consequences for the future of any person. However, until — and if — the prosecution can prove an accused individual’s guilt without a reasonable doubt, he or she will remain innocent. Defending a DWI charge with the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney may help one mitigate any potential penalties. A lawyer can investigate the charges and the evidence before devising a defense strategy to achieve the best possible outcome.

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