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Man charged with DUI following fatal accident

A man in California was arrested recently on suspicion of driving while impaired. The DUI arrest took place on a Tuesday morning. It occurred following a fatal crash involving two cars.

According to police, a man was driving a pickup truck east on a road at around 2 a.m. All of a sudden, he reportedly hit a car at an intersection. Both of the automobiles sustained a large amount of damage in the wreck.

A passenger in the car, who was 23, suffered major injuries and was transported to the hospital. He ended up being pronounced deceased later that morning. Meanwhile, both the car driver and the truck driver suffered minor injuries and were also taken to a medical center. Afterward, the truck driver, 29, was taken into custody on suspicion of driving while under the influence.

The truck driver accused of DUI in the state of California retains the right to proceed to trial to fight the charge, or he may be given the opportunity to strike a plea deal with prosecutors. If offered, a plea agreement may lead to a lesser charge and thus a more lenient sentence than what would result following a finding of guilty at trial. In either situation, the criminal defense will strive for the most personally favorable outcome for the client, considering the circumstances surrounding his or her case. At the same time, defense counsel will work to make sure that all of the defendant's relevant rights are protected at all stages of the criminal proceedings.

Source: kesq.com, "Passenger killed in suspected Palm Springs DUI crash identified", Jeff Stahl, Oct. 13, 2016

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