One of the most distressful experiences a person may have is getting arrested
on charges of drinking and driving. This is because a drunken driving
conviction may lead to fines as well as time behind bars and even the
suspension of a driver's license, depending on the specifics of the
case. One man in Pennsylvania was arrested on DUI charges after being
involved in a vehicle accident. The accident occurred on a Saturday morning.
According to officials, the man's sports car ended up going airborne
and struck a telephone pole and fire hydrant. It then landed on its roof.
Firefighters spent nearly 15 minutes attempting to extract a passenger,
20, from the vehicle.
Police said the driver was speeding before losing control of his vehicle.
The driver, 51, is said to have been driving under the influence. The
driver was arrested, and police continued to investigate the collision.
When a person is arrested for DUI, he or she may be unsure about how to
defend himself or herself in the Pennsylvania criminal justice system.
The person may choose to proceed to trial in an effort to fight the charges
or might take advantage of an opportunity to plea bargain and get more
personally favorable charges, which may lead to a lighter sentence. If
the individual goes to court, he or she cannot be convicted unless the
prosecution proves his or her charges beyond a reasonable doubt. The accused
person's criminal defense is responsible for making sure that the
individual's rights are not violated at any point of the criminal
Source: delcotimes.com, "We barely missed a catastrophe: DUI charges filed after horrific Middletown crash", Tim Logue, Feb. 8, 2015