Sometimes the circumstances of an accident can be called into question, especially if there were no eyewitnesses to an accident. That is the case for William Edenfield, 60, who is currently scheduled to stand trial for his role in a hit-and-run accident that killed 23-year-old bicyclist Taylor Lee Banks 14 months ago.
According to authorities, Banks had been riding his bike on Route 51 near Aliquippa on October 31st, 2014, when he was allegedly struck by a red pickup truck. Banks died at the scene of the crash as the result of blunt force trauma to his head and neck.
Though Edenfield’s attorney attempted to get vehicular homicide charges dismissed, the judge denied the motion.
Police stopped Edenfield on suspicion of DUI and was administered a sobriety test which he failed. Edenfield was concerned that he had he hit someone, so he pulled into a turnaround just off Route 51, at which point he was stopped by officers.
Edenfield did admit to police that he had been drinking at a nearby bar and had had three shots of tequila and seven or eight beers before getting behind the wheel. Edenfield faces DUI and other related charges including vehicular homicide.
Anyone who is facing a DUI charge needs a good defense attorney on their side. It is even more important if that charge also includes the charge of hit-and-run. In this case, because the driver admitted to having gotten behind the wheel after drinking, the chances of a conviction are very high.
If you are facing a DUI or DWI charge, it’s extremely important that you choose an attorney who will do everything they can in order to defend you. You need a lawyer who knows the law better than anyone else in their field.
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