New York fatal accident leads to drunk driving charge

Fatal accidents can often result in one or more parties facing serious charges depending on the circumstances of the event. If the driver considered responsible for the accident has consumed alcohol beforehand, that individual could face a drunk driving charge and other serious allegations. Luckily, that individual will also have the ability to determine how they may wish to go about handling the legal situation that they now face.

A New York man may be exploring his legal options after he was involved in a similar situation. Reports indicated that the man was allegedly driving north when his vehicle collided with another vehicle that was traveling west. The accident reportedly took place before 4 a.m., and the driver of the second vehicle was purportedly on her way to work at the time of the accident.

The driver of the second vehicle was transported to an area hospital where she unfortunately succumbed to the injuries she suffered in the crash. The alleged driver of the first vehicle was reported as having suffered minor injuries. After being treated at the hospital, he was taken into custody and charged with DWI. More specific details on his alleged intoxication were not available.

Because the drunk driving charge stems from a fatal accident, more serious charges could also result. However, determining the legal course that he believes is best for his situation could be helpful. He may wish to explore any plea bargains that could potentially be available, or he may wish to go about creating a defense against these allegations. Information on criminal proceedings in New York for DWI could help him conclude which of his available options may be best for him.

Source: NBC New York, "Long Island Cardiologist Charged With DWI in Deadly Crash", , June 16, 2014

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