Being involved in a car accident is traumatic enough, but the chances are that you will also have to undergo a police investigation. Officers will want to determine the cause of the accident and you may be asked to submit to various tests to determine whether you were intoxicated at the time of the accident. Being arrested for drunk driving can have serious repercussions for your professional and personal life, so it is important to have a good defense.
Whether the fault is theirs or someone else's, most drivers will experience a car accident at some point in their lives. Everyone makes mistakes, but when they do, it often raises questions about what caused those mistakes to occur. A common suspicion when someone is involved in a crash is that they may have been guilty of drunk driving. Such was the report during an early morning crash in South Carolina.
When automobile accidents occur, law enforcement officials are obliged to determine the cause. If they suspect a driver has been under the influence of alcohol when an accident occurs, this can significantly impact the case and the driver's future. A convicted individual might be fined, lose his or her license, or even face jail time.
Recently, here in South Carolina, a man has been accused of getting behind the wheel while under the influence and triggering a three-vehicle accident.