Anyone can get into a car accident, and they always happen when we least expect them to. When police arrive on the scene following an accident in Texas they immediately begin their investigation about what happened. In a single vehicle accident, it is not uncommon for police to fault a Texas driver and accuse him or her of drunk driving – if they suspect he or she was driving under the influence.
A little before 1 a.m. on Sept. 5, a Texas woman was driving her vehicle when it hit a guard railing on the side of the road. Striking the guardrail caused her to her vehicle to fly out of control and flip over. Police allege that the woman was speeding at the time of the accident. Fortunately, the woman walked away from the accident and did not suffer any kind of serious injury.
After police arrived on scene, they had the woman perform a field sobriety test. Police claim that the woman failed the field sobriety test. They arrested her and charged her with drunk driving.
Texas residents who are accused of and arrested for drunk driving are usually forced to spend the night in jail until they can be released on bond. The night in jail is, however, the least of their concerns. Being accused and then convicted of drunk driving comes with stiff consequences, such as loss of one’s driving privileges, a sentence to community service, probation or even jail time. Those accused of any crime, however, will remainnocent until – and only if – they are convicted of that crime by a jury of their peers. Fortunately, many legal defense strategies can be employed on behalf of the accused to get the charges dropped and in the best of cases achieve a verdict of not guilty.
Source: Fox San Antonio, Driver Charged With D.U.I. After Flipping Vehicle, No author, Sept. 5, 2013