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Collision nets California man a DUI charge

An accident that sent two people to the hospital also resulted in one California man's arrest. Suspected of being under the influence, the driver was charged by the authorities with a DUI, although the investigation is still ongoing. The driver's blood-alcohol content -- if one was recorded at all -- is currently not known.

The accident took place between a motor vehicle and a man who was apparently mowing the grass in his yard. According to police, the driver accused of causing the wreck somehow lost control of his vehicle. He veered off of the roadway, struck a nearby electrical box and then accidentally hit a fence. His vehicle crashed through the fence and struck the man and his lawnmower. 

The vehicle was seriously damaged in the wreck, and emergency responders had to use the Jaws of Life in order to remove the driver safely. Both men were subsequently taken to the hospital -- the driver for minor injuries and the other man for slightly more serious injuries, for which he was admitted to the ICU. Police did not disclose what led them to suspect alcohol as a possible factor in the wreck.

California drivers typically understand the significance of facing a DUI charge, although understanding how to handle it can be a different matter entirely. Defendants should be assured that their innocence and rights are still protected and maintained, even during criminal investigations and court processes. During such time, many defendants facing drunk driving or other criminal charges choose to review both their charges and any related evidence alongside their counsel. This course of action can be invaluable for determining how the charges can best be handled.

Source: NBC San Diego, "SoCal Man Mowing Lawn Hit by Suspected Drunk Driver", Laura McVicker, July 3, 2015

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