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.