Trust is often a very important aspect of friendship for many people. As a result, friends may not always use their best judgment when it comes to the actions that people they care about may participate in. If an individual trusts a friend to drive them safely from one location to another even though the driver may have been drinking, a passenger could lose their life, and the driver could face DUI charges.
A similar situation took place in Georgia when a 21-year-old driver allegedly crashed the vehicle he was driving. The accident reportedly took place just after 1:30 a.m. when the vehicle collided with a power line. As a result, one of the passengers was ejected from the vehicle and sustained fatal injuries. A third occupant of the vehicle was taken to an area hospital to be treated for injured sustained in the crash.
The suspected driver is currently facing several allegations in relation to the accident. Some of the charges include DUI, vehicular homicide, reckless driving and others. It was not mentioned in the report how authorities determined the alleged driver to have been under the influence at the time of the accident.
Being accused of DUI and these other charges can have serious consequences if the driver is convicted. However, it is important to remember that the accused driver is considered innocent until — and only if — he is found guilty of the allegations leveled against him. He may wish to ensure that responding officers handled the situation correctly by following proper protocols while determining his DUI status. Information on Georgia state laws relevant to his situation could provide him with knowledge that could possibly benefit his case and help him determine how to move forward.
Source: daltondailycitizen.com, Officials: One dead after driver hits power line, Christopher Smith, Dec. 10, 2013