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Fatal crash leads to accusations of drunk driving in Oklahoma

Someone getting behind the wheel after a few drinks is a common occurrence. In some cases, drivers may be able to make it home safely and do not feel as if they operated a vehicle while impaired. However, not everyone is so lucky, and charges for drunk driving could result from serious car accidents.

It was recently reported that one man was taken into custody in Oklahoma for DUI after a fatal crash. Apparently, three men were inside a vehicle owned by their employer when they were involved in an accident. Details on the incident were not given in the report, but at least one fatality occurred. The man driving the vehicle had allegedly left the scene before authorities arrived. A supervisor for the men talked with authorities after the incident and located the driver at their hotel.

The man claimed to have been in the backseat at the time of the accident, but seat belt marks and purported evidence from a casino the men had been at before the crash allegedly indicated that the man had been driving. Authorities stated that the man smelled of alcohol and exhibited slurred speech. He was taken into custody on charges of DUI, first degree manslaughter, leaving the scene of a fatal accident and driving without a valid license.

Accusations of drunk driving, especially after a fatal accident, are charges that could have severe impacts on a person's life. Therefore, the man allegedly involved in this Oklahoma accident will certainly want to ensure that he understands his legal options. Creating and presenting a meaningful defense could help him work toward the best possible outcomes.

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