Man accused of driving under the influence, causing miscarriage

Man accused of driving under the influence, causing miscarriage

Any driver who is suspected of impaired driving in California could face the wrath of the law. When a person who is suspected of driving under the influence causes a crash that leads to the serious injury or death of another, his or her first consideration would likely be to engage experienced legal counsel. Although it may be challenging to defend a DUI charge, it is possible.

According to California Highway Patrol, a 40-year-old Santa Rosa man was arrested in Sonoma County on the late afternoon of a recent Monday. Officers say the man was eastbound on Highway 12 when he allegedly veered across the center, entering the westbound traffic lanes. Reportedly, his vehicle collided head-on with a vehicle traveling west.

The driver of that car, a 33-year-old woman, was over halfway through her pregnancy, and sadly miscarried as the result of the collision. Paramedics rushed both drivers along with a 27-year-old female passenger of the alleged drunk driver to a hospital. However, the man was arrested before CHP released him to the hospital. An officer said they had reason to suspect the male driver of being impaired by drugs at the time of the crash.

Any California driver who faces accusations of driving under the influence may benefit from securing the services of an experienced DUI defense attorney. Having a skilled lawyer who knows the ins and outs of defending such charges can be a significant asset. An attorney can examine the charges and the evidence before devising a defense strategy, aimed at achieving the best possible outcome under the particular circumstances.

Source: Rohnert Park, CA Patch, “Woman Miscarries After Hwy 12 DUI Crash: CHP“, May 24, 2017

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