Teens, alcohol and cars are never a good combination. However, young people
are prone to make mistakes simply due to human nature, and there are also
times that they are wrongly accused because of incorrect assumptions.
A Pennsylvania teen was recently arrested and is facing various charges,
The police in the Allegheny County borough of Avalon apparently received
a report shortly after 3:15 a.m. on Aug. 4, concerning a driver who was
operating his car in a reckless manner. According to police, when officers
arrived after the early morning call, they discovered three vehicles that
had been hit by another vehicle. The vehicle that was allegedly involved
in the incident was found abandoned at the scene with damage to its front end.
Three cars were said to have been damaged by the other vehicle, which police
indicated was a Jaguar. One of the vehicles was found pushed into a support
pillar of the deck of a home, while another was allegedly pushed into
fencing on the private property where the cars were parked. The Avalon
Police Department claimed that the 19-year-old man who was purportedly
driving the abandoned car was located and subsequently charged with DUI
and failing to report an accident, along with other charges.
The man was charged and then later released without bail being required.
He will have the opportunity to contest the criminal charges in an Allegheny
County courtroom, including the accusation of drunk driving. There was
no mention of the man submitting to any field sobriety testing nor what
his blood alcohol level (if tested) may have been at the time he was accused
of the DUI. There are times when charges are filed and a person is later
determined to be innocent. He is entitled to challenge the evidence and
the case that the state may attempt to build against him while simultaneously
focusing on the presentation of a strong defense.
Source: shorenewstoday.com, "Three cars and a home damaged; man charged with
DUI", , Aug. 4, 2014