Losing control of a vehicle and veering off the road can be a stressful and scary experience, even if no one suffers harm in the process. While there might be numerous scenarios in which a single-vehicle incident may occur, what happens if authorities suspect unlawful behavior was a contributing factor? A 42-year-old man is reportedly facing OUI charges following an investigation into a single-vehicle incident in Massachusetts.
The incident reportedly began when authorities responded to reports of a single-vehicle crash on a recent Thursday night. Reports indicate that a man had lost control of his vehicle and veered off the road. Upon arriving at the location, authorities say he was standing in the woods beside the vehicle and they claim that he appeared to be exhibiting signs of impairment.
Authorities say that field sobriety tests were administered and that he was taken into custody soon thereafter. He is reportedly facing numerous charges in relation to the incident, including OUI and negligent operation. Reports also indicate that he was a previous OUI offense on record and facing such a scenario can be an intimidating process.
Making informed decisions
The penalties for a conviction for OUI charges may increase with each successive offense and those who encounter similar issues might have questions about how best to approach the situation. Those who stand accused of such offenses might find it helpful to consult with an attorney as soon as possible for advice in preparing to make informed choices about their available options. An attorney can evaluate the incident thoroughly and assist a client in Massachusetts in developing a strong defense for use during subsequent legal proceedings.