When involved in a relatively minor accident, it may be difficult for a driver to know exactly what to do, especially if no other vehicles are involved. Unfortunately, something as simple as running off the road could make a person react unexpectedly as he or she attempts to move the vehicle back to the roadway. A man in Virginia with multiple DUIs in his past now faces several criminal charges following a car accident.
The most recent event that led to the man’s arrest reportedly happened on a day in January. According to reports, the man’s vehicle exited the road before hitting a ditch. The vehicle is said to have come to a stop in someone’s yard.
Unfortunately, while attempting to back out of the yard, he allegedly struck a male bystander. The man reportedly suffered multiple injuries, including a broken ankle. Though witnesses claim that the man left the scene, witnesses reportedly provided the Virginia State Police with a partial plate number.
As a result of the incident, the man recently pleaded guilty to criminal charges, including DUI — his third in 10 years — and hit-and-run. Many people in Virginia who are facing criminal charges often feel as if their best option is to plead guilty, depending on the evidence of the case, even if they did not commit the crimes of which they are accused. In a case such as this, having an attorney with experience with cases involving accusations of multiple DUIs can often help defendants fully understand the charges against them as well as the potential consequences of each of their options.