Anyone can make a bad choice in life, yet everyone is guaranteed a fair trial before being convicted by law. Making the poor choice of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol is considered a criminal offense. That can mean fines, jail time or other consequences.
That is what a West Philadelphia woman who drove her car into a moving SEPTA train Tuesday night is currently facing.
According to law enforcement officials, Tiffany Evans, 33, was driving north on South 56th Street in Philadelphia when she lost control of her 2001 Honda Civic. As a result she crashed through a fence and struck a train on the Media/Elwyn rail line that was inbound to the Angora Station.
Evans was injured in the accident as well as two female passengers that were riding on the train at the time of the crash. All of the women were transported to the University of Pennsylvania Hospital.
The accident caused a delay that was approximately an hour long and is currently under investigation. Police were able to determine that Evans was intoxicated at the time of the accident and she is currently facing charges of DUI.
All too often, a person that has been arrested and charged with DUI feels that they simply must plead guilty to the charge. They either don’t realize or don’t have the information that they also have certain rights and that they can fight against the charge.
Steven E. Kellis specializes in DUI defense cases. Mr. Kellis has over 20 years of experience, and he knows the law surrounding DUI defense. Mr. Kellis brings his experience of having been on both sides of the courtroom and he has enjoyed a high rate of success. The Law Offices of Steven E. Kellis are here for you and we are on your side. Call today to make an appointment at our toll free number or use the contact form here on our website. We are here for you, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week today for a free initial consultation with Mr. Kellis.