On behalf of The Law Office of Gregory N. Smith
Man Charged with Murder After Missouri Police Pursuit
Interactions with law enforcement officers can be intimidating regardless of the circumstances. As such, some people who face a confrontation may react out of fear. Unfortunately, reports in Missouri claim that a police pursuit involving a driver police say was attempting to elude them resulted in a fatality. Now, a man faces multiple felony charges as a result, including murder.
The incident reportedly happened on a day in early March. Reports indicate that police were pursuing a vehicle, allegedly driven by a 26-year-old man. It is unclear what prompted the pursuit that ultimately spread across two counties.
The man is said to have driven through a red light, causing him to strike a vehicle. The second vehicle then reportedly struck a third, ejecting an occupant who was not wearing a safety belt. Unfortunately, the driver was pronounced dead after he was transported to the hospital.
In addition to the murder charge, the man is charged with attempting to flee from arrest and a person dies, DWI, tampering with a motor vehicle, and resisting arrest. The Missouri man must now determine how to best respond to the accusations against him, which could include fighting the charges in court or accepting a plea deal, if offered. Many people who have faced similar charges have felt as if they did not have the necessary information to make informed decisions. Because of the implications of the choices that they make as they respond to the criminal charges against them, most want a criminal defense attorney with experience with similar cases guiding them throughout the process.