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California woman faces DUI charge after fatal accident

Some California car accidents are labeled as alcohol-related incidents by police officers who respond to the scenes. In some circumstances, a driver is charged with driving under the influence, which can result in severe penalties under the law. A DUI conviction remains on a person's criminal record and can have a negative impact on his or her private and professional life.

In a recent incident, a collision occurred in Thousand Palms. A vehicle reportedly struck a golf cart that was carrying two men, ages 77 and 76, and two dogs. Both men who were in the golf cart suffered fatal injuries as a result of the accident. The animals also died in the crash.

A 32-year-old woman who was driving a car that was traveling behind the golf cart is said to have struck the left rear part of the vehicle. Law enforcement agents from the California Highway Patrol said that the accident remains under investigation. The woman has been charged with two counts of DUI-related second-degree murder.

It is understandable that a person facing a possible DUI conviction may be worried about his or her future. An experienced criminal defense attorney can explain the laws that will apply and offer guidance as to how best to proceed in court under the circumstances. Various details of an individual's situation will have a bearing on the outcome of a case; therefore, it is typically prudent to seek advice from an attorney who understands the legal system and can act on one's behalf in court.

Source: globalnews.ca, "California woman charged after fatal crash kills Kelowna man", Neetu Garcha, Nov. 19, 2015

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