Anyone convicted of a DWI or DUI charge in Pennsylvania can face penalties
such as a suspended license, jail sentence, fines and probation. In addition,
such a conviction can have a detrimental effect on the individual's
personal and professional life, especially if the crime resulted in injury
or death to another person. Drunk driving charges are expected against
a man whom police suspect was intoxicated when he caused a fatal collision
in Pittsburgh on Dec. 22.
According to reports, the 60-year-old victim was driving an SUV southbound
on Route 51 when the wreck occurred at 9:15 p.m. He had his three nieces
in the vehicle with him at the time. They were reportedly injured in the
crash and were treated at Children's Hospital. Police say their injuries
were not life-threatening.
Reports do not indicate what led police to believe that the driver who
caused the crash was intoxicated, nor is it mentioned whether field sobriety
tests were performed. Officers took him into custody. He will reportedly
be charged withdrunk driving and other criminal offenses, which were unspecified. The name of the accused
has not been released.
As a result of the crash and subsequent arrest, the accused individual
now has an uncertain fate. If he is convicted of drunk driving and other
charges, he may not only have to face criminal penalties, but he may carry
the consequences throughout his life. He would do well to seek legal counsel
with experience in handling Pennsylvania DUI cases who will work in his
best interests to minimize the impact of the allegations as much as possible.
Source: abc27 WHTM,
Driver held in Pa. crash that killed uncle of 3, No author, Dec. 23, 2013