A car accident is always a terrible thing, even the ones considered minor, by most. If drunk driving is suspected, that only makes it worse for the accused driver. DUI is a serious offense in Pennsylvania and carries with it serious consequences. The prosecution will likely go for the harshest possible penalty. It takes a skilled and experienced DUI defense attorney to see that any judgments passed are fair to the defendant, as well as to anyone hurt in an accident.
A Delaware man struck and killed one man and injured another one, allegedly due to drunk driving.
Around 1 in the morning, a 19-year-old man, a 20-year-old man, and four others were walking on a road in Wilmington when the two men were hit by a 2009 Nissan Altima.
The two were taken to Christiana Hospital, where the 19-year-old man was later pronounced dead. The 20-year-old sustained only minor injuries. He was treated and released.
Investigators determined the driver of the Nissan to be a 55-year-old resident of Newark, Delaware. According to police, he was intoxicated due to alcohol consumption at the time of the accident. He was arrested and charges against him are pending.
If you’ve been arrested for DUI, whether an accident or just a traffic stop, you don’t have face it alone. Your first step should be to call an experienced defense attorney, like Steven Kellis. Call us for a free consultation and we’ll build a defense just for your particular needs for your particular case.