Everyone has the right to a fair trial, meaning the defendant’s side of the story should be given equal consideration to that of the prosecution. Sadly, this is not always the case. Too many times, those accused of DUI-related offenses are not given the benefit of the doubt at all. An experienced DUI defense attorney is necessary to make sure the rights of the defendant are respected at all times.
A man is now standing trial for vehicular homicide and other charges after an alleged hit-and-run accident that killed a pedestrian in Ellsworth, Washington County.
Media sources report the 42-year-old defendant wept more than once during testimony at a preliminary hearing.
According to state police, the defendant allegedly hit a 29-year-old woman with a pickup truck as she walked home from a local bar on August 15. Police say he then fled the scene.
The accident occurred around 8:40 in the evening and the victim was pronounced dead less than an hour later, the coroner said.
The defendant has been charged with homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence of alcohol, leaving the scene as well as aggravated assault by vehicle, among other related charges.
If you’ve been arrested on DUI charges, you also have the right to a fair trial. You can help ensure you get one by calling the office of Steven Kellis. Contact us as soon as possible, so we can collect the evidence you’ll need to make the best case you can and build a strong defense.