It is often difficult to determine what might be running through a person's mind when faced with confrontations with law enforcement officers. Some people may act instinctively, which could lead to a complicated legal situation. Unfortunately, a man in Missouri is now facing such a scenario following a pursuit that occurred after police say they received reports of drunk driving.
It is understandable that some people may panic when facing a confrontation with a law enforcement officer or other authority figure. That panic could potentially lead to an action that could be misinterpreted. In fact, police in Missouri claim that one man fled a traffic stop; he now faces DWI and multiple other criminal charges.
A car accident can happen quickly, often before drivers have an opportunity to even attempt to respond to changing conditions. Even something as simple as adjusting the volume of the radio can cause a sufficient distraction to allow an accident. Unfortunately, law enforcement officers may be quick to assume that an accident is the result of a driver who was driving while intoxicated, or DWI.
Because drivers in Missouri spend so much time on the road, it may be easy to take for granted certain issues surrounding driving. For example, something as simple as failing to notice a red light can have serious consequences, even though such an event can easily occur. In fact, a man in Missouri is now facing a DWI charge following a recent collision involving a missed traffic light.
In the aftermath of a fatal car accident, there is an understandable need to investigate the events leading up to it and, perhaps, identify someone on which to place blame. Despite this desire, there must be evidence to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt in order for someone to be convicted of charges related to an accident, especially because many accidents are the result of a simple oversight of a driver. In fact, it is unclear what supports the DWI charges a man in Missouri is now facing.
It is relatively easy to become disoriented when driving. A missed turn or turning too early could quickly lead someone down the wrong road. Despite this possibility, police in Missouri have accused a woman of DWI. She now faces multiple criminal charges.
Motor vehicle accidents can happen at any moment of the day. While some are the result of a driver who is under the influence, many accidents occur due to a single moment of distraction. Unfortunately, police believe that drunk driving was a factor in a recent accident in Missouri that resulted in a fatality.
The criminal justice system, for many in Missouri, can often feel overwhelming. This may be especially true for those who are facing police scrutiny and also coping with an unexpected death. Unfortunately, one man is now facing accusations of drunk driving following a recent fatal accident.
There are times in people's lives in which they react on pure adrenaline. Often, these reactions are out of character. Unfortunately, a man in Missouri is now facing multiple accusations, including drunk driving, after police say he caused a fatal accident following a police pursuit.
There are many safe drivers on Missouri roadways. These drivers are vigilant at all times and prepared to appropriately react should an obstacle enter their pathway. However, even the most safety-conscious driver may not be able to respond in time to the unexpected actions of another driver. Unfortunately, a driver is now suspected of drunk driving following a recent collision -- of which many of the details remain unclear -- that sent six children to the hospital.