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DUI arrest takes place in Virginia after bus accident

Many questions may run through the minds of individuals when they end up in difficult predicaments. One of those questions may be how they even could have come to this point in their lives. No matter how a person ends up facing a DUI arrest, knowing how to handle those allegations could make a considerable difference in how they affect his or her future.

One man will certainly want to gain more information on his situation after recently being charged in Virginia. Reports indicated that the man was driving a bus with a college basketball team on board when he apparently failed to maintain the correct lane. As a result, the bus struck the side of a tractor-trailer and then left the road. The driver overcorrected, and the bus again went off the road, hit an embankment and flipped.

The 13 occupants of the bus all suffered injuries, but those injuries were not considered life-threatening. The driver, who was reported as being 59 years old, was taken into custody on charges of driving under the influence of drugs and possession of marijuana. Authorities were also considering whether fatigue may have contributed to the accident.

A DUI arrest can have substantial impacts on individuals’ lives, especially those who drive professionally. The man in this Virginia case could face considerable setbacks, even more significantly if a conviction for the allegations takes place. Therefore, he may find it useful to obtain reliable legal information relating to his possible defense options as well as the specific charges that have been leveled against him.

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “Georgia bus driver faces DUI charge after crash injuring 13 headed to basketball championship“, Raisa Habersham, March 3, 2018

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