While there are stories of corrupt police officers that float occasionally through the media, the vast majority of police are committed to protecting the people that they serve. Unfortunately, their zeal to protect and serve could lead to actions based on assumptions not supported by evidence. As a result, some people could find themselves facing unwarranted criminal charges. One man will likely be questioning the evidence against him as he finds himself facing drunk driving accusations after a fatal Texas accident.
The accident happened during the early morning hours of a day in mid-December. Police claim that the male driver of a vehicle was likely speeding prior to the accident. Reports allege that the car struck several utility poles before losing a wheel and striking another pole.
A female passenger in the vehicle was ejected at a result of the collision. She, unfortunately, passed away. The driver has since been accused of drunk driving.
There are many questions regarding the accident that remain, including why officials suspect the driver was speeding and under the influence of alcohol and whether the deceased victim had her seat belt buckled at the time of the accident. Because of the time of the accident, it is easy for Texas officials to assume that the driver was under the influence of alcohol even if there is no direct evidence to support such a claim. As in all criminal cases, prosecutors must prove that the man is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in order to obtain a conviction. Because of the high stakes of alleged drunk driving cases such as this, many hire an experienced defense attorney willing to fight on their behalf and ensure fair treatment.
Source: keyetv.com, "Man charged with DWI in fatal East Austin crash", Dec. 16, 2015