Palm Desert driver faces possible DUI charges
March 20, 2015
Driving under the influence is the cause of many car accidents all over the state of California. Some of these accidents result in serious injuries. Earlier this month, two men were involved in an accident in the Palm Desert area. The accident occurred when a 54-year-old man crashed his car into another man’s SUV. As a result, the SUV driver suffered from moderate injuries.
While these injuries were reportedly not life-threatening, the man was still taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital. The driver who allegedly caused the accident was also taken to the hospital for a checkup and apparently suffered from facial bruising and some swelling. He was later taken to a nearby jail under the suspicion of driving under the influence. Police have reported that the driver is expected to face a DUI charge.
The potential consequences of a DUI conviction can be life-changing, especially if someone was hurt or killed in the accident. The driver may face fines, license suspension and even jail time. They may also have to deal with the fact that they were involved in an accident that negatively impacted someone else’s life and family. This can be emotionally and financially draining.
However, a DUI accusation does not necessarily have to result in these severe consequences. Many drivers charged with DUIs have their charges dismissed due to poor evidence such as inaccurate breath test results or poorly administered blood alcohol tests. Some drivers plead guilty and are given lighter sentences as a result. Every situation is different, so it is imperative that those facing these charges never lose hope.