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Driver charged with DUI after South Carolina car crash

A car accident can be a scary situation with an equally scary outcome. Accidents can result in difficult situations even for those that are not injured. This is typically true when an accident results in drunk driving charges for one of more of the parties involved. Although individuals facing a DUI may think the charge is too challenging to defend, that often is not the case.

A man is currently dealing with DUI charges after a recent South Carolina accident. On the surface, this case may look difficult because it resulted in the injuries of two individuals and the death of another. But these types of cases are by no means indefensible.

A 29-year-old man was allegedly driving under the influence around 9:50 p.m. He slowed down to make a left hand turn and the car behind him was unable to stop. The car subsequently crashed into the left side of the man's pickup truck. Two individuals were ejected from the rear vehicle. The other was not wearing a seatbelt and was fatally injured by the accident.

A zealous DUI defense is helpful in situations such as this one. There are always aspects of a case that can be challenged whether it is the effectiveness of the breathalyzer or a procedural error. The consequence for a first DUI conviction is a six-month suspension of a person's driver's license. However, a DUI defense can often have this automatic suspension lifted.

Police and prosecutors often try to be intimidating but it is important to remember that those facing criminal accusations have rights that must be upheld and respected. If they are not, consequences can be mitigated and sometimes charges can be completely dismissed.

Source: WLTX.com, "Driver Charged with DUI in Deadly Crash," Aug. 18, 2012

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