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Man faces drunk driving charges after single vehicle accident

Accidents involving alcohol have the potential to cause devastating injuries. Because of this, Oklahoma law enforcement and safety advocacy groups work hard to promote sober driving habits. A driver who is believed to be under the influence faces serious penalties if a court finds him or her guilty of drunk driving. One man is currently facing such a situation following a recent single vehicle accident.

The man was driving west one Saturday night when, for unknown reasons, his SUV left the roadway and crashed into a tree. The 27-year-old driver was taken to the hospital for treatment and released. However, the man had four other passengers in his vehicle.

Two of the passengers, a 9-year-old girl and a 2-year-old boy, escaped the mishap with no injuries. A 27-year-old woman, who suffered injuries to her arms, was treated at the hospital and released. The most serious injuries were suffered by a 4-year-old girl who was admitted to the hospital with head injuries and listed in stable condition.

Police believe alcohol was a factor in this accident. If they decide to charge the driver with drunk driving, he is likely to face additional charges because of the accident, the injuries and the fact that children were in the vehicle. In similar situations, drivers have obtained positive outcomes by seeking the representation of an attorney with experience in Oklahoma DUI laws. Such an attorney will examine the evidence and work to build a strong defense, which may include disputing any findings from a breath test or blood alcohol analysis.

Source: newson6.com, "OHP: 3 Injured In Alcohol-Involved Cherokee County Crash", July 16, 2017

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