A man was arrested in Massachusetts for reportedly causing a motor vehicle collision crash due to driving under the influence. Police arrived at the Friday morning crash scene to find a damaged truck and telephone pole. They took the driver into custody for drinking and driving.
Events leading up to the crash
The recent alleged drunk driving accident took place at around 1 a.m. According to police, a 24-year-old man driving a pickup truck on a street struck a phone pole. The impact of the crash caused the pickup’s airbags to deploy.
Authorities removed the man from the pickup truck. They say that he suffered no injuries in the wreck but failed the police’s sobriety test. He now faces charges of drunk driving, driver negligence and violating a marked lane violation.
How an attorney can help
The accused man has a couple of legal options for addressing these charges. The first option is to proceed to trial and fight the formal accusations. The prosecution must prove the criminal charges beyond a reasonable doubt before a conviction can occur, which could lead to jail time, a suspended driver’s license and fines.
The accused man’s second option is to pursue a plea agreement with Massachusetts prosecutors. A plea deal may lead to a lesser criminal charge and/or reduced penalties compared with what may result from a guilty verdict at trial. An attorney can help the man determine the most personally favorable route given the circumstances surrounding his drunk driving arrest.