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Man arrested on DUI after fatal fiery collision in California

It can be quite disconcerting to find oneself involved in a car accident. However, it can be even worse when somebody dies in a car accident. Unfortunately, one man has found himself in this type of situation following a recent fatal crash in California that resulted in multiple deaths. He now finds himself facing DUI charges, which could result in serious penalties.

The incident happened one evening in mid-August at approximately 10 p.m. A man had been driving eastbound in a 1971 Chevrolet Camaro when he ended up sideswiping a 2002 Honda Civic going the opposite direction. The driver of the Honda, a 35-year-old woman, suffered minor injuries, according to police reports.

After colliding with the Honda, the Camaro crashed into a tree at a high rate of speed. The car burst into flames upon collision. The 28-year-old driver, who had not been wearing a safety belt, was ejected out of the vehicle. All three passengers that were also in the Camaro ended up dying as a result of the accident. Upon arrival to the scene of the fatal crash, the police arrested the man on DUI charges.

Although the suspect may still be distraught from the traumatizing experience, he will now be facing serious legal problems in California, including the possibility of time behind bars. It is essential that he begins to create a legal defense strategy in order to respond to the DUI charges. There is still a chance that he can have the charges dropped or even have penalties reduced.

Source: sfgate.com, "Driver arrested, DUI suspected after fiery crash kills 3", Henry K. Lee, August 17, 2015

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