Facing accusations for driving under the influence of alcohol is stressful and even intimidating. When a car accident is involved, the situation can quickly become more challenging to overcome. A conviction of this nature can be detrimental to one’s future, often including time behind bars. A man was recently arrested and accused of drunk driving after allegedly rear-ending a police cruiser in Colorado.
Authorities claim that the man rear-ended a police car that was parked in a lane with its emergency lights activated. Reportedly, the authorities were attending to a crash investigation. According to police, an officer was inside the car at the time and was taken to a hospital shortly after the crash. While he apparently suffered only minor injuries, the collision is said to have caused extensive damage to the cruiser.
The driver of the other car was taken into custody following the collision. He is now facing charges for driving under the influence, in addition to other traffic violations. There has been no indication of how authorities came to believe he was intoxicated at the time, with no report of the performance of field sobriety tests following the incident.
When a person is accused of drunk driving, there must be sufficient evidence to support allegations before a conviction can be obtained. When facing a similar situation, a person in Colorado may choose to seek legal counsel early on for advice on the best course of action to take. An experienced attorney can examine all evidence surrounding the event and help an individual form a strong defense to pursue the best overall outcome given the situation.
Source: gazette.com, “Suspected drunken driver hits police car, causes significant damage“, Rachel Riley, March 25, 2017