Most drivers in Missouri and across the country have realized that a turn was steeper than expected, and their speed may be too fast. While drivers are typically able to adjust their speed with relatively few consequences, some may ultimately be involved in a crash. In fact, one man now faces multiple charges, including accusations of drunk driving, after his vehicle reportedly crashed on an exit ramp, resulting in the death of three children.
The incident that led to the man's arrest reportedly happened in Aug. 2017. Police say that the man was traveling between 59 and 68 mph when he took the exit ramp. Unfortunately, his SUV reportedly flipped. An 11-year-old male passenger reportedly died at the scene; two other children died after being transported to the hospital. Police claim that none of the children were properly restrained.
Reports claim that the man admitted to drinking three beers prior to the crash. Though law enforcement officials claim that he tested positive for alcohol an hour and a half after the accident, it is unclear what his blood alcohol content was. Additionally, police say that the 25-year-old man claimed that the SUV had a history of mechanical issues; police say they discovered that one of the tires was dry rotted, and two were missing lug nuts.
The man was recently charged with three counts of involuntary manslaughter as a result of the alleged drunk driving accident in Missouri; it appears that he has since posted bond and has been released. Anyone facing criminal charges is entitled to an attorney. Having an experienced professional on his side may help him make informed decisions, including whether to fight the accusations against him in court or attempt to negotiate for a plea deal for a reduced sentence and/or lesser charges.