A motorcyclist has been killed while he was being chased by state police in southwestern Pennsylvania on Thursday. According to the Washington County coroner, the victim is identified as Christopher Novick, 46, of Mount Pleasant Township.
State Police say that they attempted to pull Novick over on Route 18 at approximately 2:00 a.m. but Norvick fled from officers. He crashed approximately 1 mile away. He was transported to Canonsburg Hospital where he later died as a result of injuries sustained in the accident.
Court records indicate that Norvick had a long record of arrests, Novick had been arrested three times for drunken driving, as well as charges of resisting arrest or fleeing from police.
Of course, when someone is facing the charge of DUI, it can be hard to fight the instinct to flee. A conviction of a DUI offense can carry serious consequences – but it is nothing worth risking your life over.
Having the charge of DUI on your record can be a major inconvenience to both you and your family if you are found guilty. There are heavy fines in addition to higher insurance costs you will have to pay and the very real potential for serving jail or prison time. Being convicted of DUI could cost your job and with a conviction on your record, it can make it very difficult to find another one.
Even with all of those consequences in mind, it is possible to fight a DUI or DWI charge if you’re currently facing one. If you are in such a situation, it’s extremely important that you choose an attorney who can defend you. Steven E. Kellis can help you.
Steven E. Kellis has more than two decades of successfully representing clients and DUI cases in the Philadelphia area. DUI / DWI cases are his specialty. Even if you are currently in jail, Mr. Kellis will meet with you in your jail cell. Steven Kellis will thoroughly investigate how your DUI case was handled and will be able to quickly determine if you have a legal challenge to the charges against you and your case.
If you or a loved one is facing the charge of DUI, call the Law Offices of Steven E. Kellis. We are available for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We can schedule a confidential initial consultation and legal analysis that is without cost or obligation to you. Call the toll free number on your screen or use the contact form here on the site.