When a person's spouse dies, he or she is often left to cope with the devastating news. When the surviving spouse is accused of playing a role in the death, the emotions can easily be overwhelming, potentially inhibiting a person's ability to make rational decisions. Unfortunately, a man in Missouri may now be in this position after he was charged with DUI and other crimes following his wife's death.
Missouri police recently arrested a woman who they say caused a fatal, head-on collision. She was allegedly intoxicated at the time of the accident and is now facing DWI charges. This is apparently not her first drunk driving related offense, which could potentially effect her current criminal charges.
Car accidents can happen for a variety of different reasons. While sometimes it is a simple oversight or the result of poor judgment, police officers in Missouri and across the country may be quick to assume that alcohol was involved, especially if the driver involved is young and has a previous arrest on his or her record. Unfortunately, a young man was recently accused of drunk driving after a car accident.
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.
It is somewhat amazing to think that the only thing that protects drivers from oncoming traffic on some Missouri roads is relatively thin lines of paint. Any driver can accidentally cross over that line into oncoming traffic for a variety of different reasons. Unfortunately, police claim that alcohol was a factor in a recent motor vehicle accident that resulted in a DWI charge.
Car accidents can happen to anyone at any time. Unfortunately, those driving late at night who may be experiencing fatigue may be especially at risk of being involved in an accident. However, a person's behavior following a crash caused by a simple mistake could easily be misinterpreted by law enforcement officials who may already be primed to assume the worst. In fact, it is unclear what evidence supports claims that a driver who was recently injured in a Missouri car accident was driving while intoxicated, or DWI.
A driver must take in a great deal of information while driving and channel that information into action. Between ensuring that a vehicle is running properly and monitoring other vehicles in the area, it is understandable that a driver may make a mistake. Unfortunately, police in Missouri and across the country may be quick to assume that a mistake was actually due to DWI.