There are many safe drivers on Virginia roadways. These drivers are dedicated to taking actions that limit their chances of being involved in motor vehicle accidents. Unfortunately, even the safest of drivers still face the possibility of making a mistake that could potentially cause a crash. Despite this, law enforcement officers may be quick to assume that an accident that happens at a certain time of day warrants a DUI arrest.
In fact, a man was recently arrested, following an accident that happened during the morning hours of a day in late November on I-495. Police have accused a man — whose identity is unclear — of driving south in the northbound lanes. Unfortunately, they say that, soon after entering the interstate, his vehicle struck a northbound vehicle head-on. Debris from those two vehicles hit two other vehicles.
Reports indicate that two people exited their vehicle after being involved in the accident. They were then allegedly struck by another vehicle. In total, six people were transported to the hospital for treatment of their injuries, including the driver police claim caused the accident.
According to the reports, the Virginia man has since been charged. Despite the DUI arrest, it is unclear what led police to suspect that the man was under the influence. Because such accusations can have serious consequences, the man is likely wondering about his legal options, following the incident. Because the criminal justice system can be overwhelming, many people seek guidance from an attorney with experience with similar cases, ensuring that they are fully aware of all their options and able to make informed decisions.