A Phoenix man was involved in a minor car accident today that turned deadly. When the man who was hit confronted the driver, the driver took off in his vehicle, hit the man, and dragged him several hundred feet to his death. The driver of the vehicle was drunk and is now being charged with DUI, vehicular manslaughter and aggravated DUI.
This is an absolute tragic story. The driver of the vehicle is now facing very serious felony charges and could be spending a considerable amount of time in prison. If you have been drinking, it is very important that you have a designated driver. Even if you think you are alright to drive, it is my advice that if you have had any amount alcohol, you should not be driving. My heart goes out to the victim and his family. As a premier defense attorney, I represent DUI clients on a regular basis. The DUI charge in this particular case is the least of this suspect’s concerns. Because of the severity of the charges, he needs a defense attorney who will devote the necessary time and resources to reduce the possible prison sentence. As a highly successful personal injury attorney, my firm represents people who have been in an car accident caused by someone who was DUI. Although I wish the accident never occurred, car accident cases caused by drunk drivers can be very lucrative for my clients.
If you have been charged with a DUI or involved in a car accident where the at fault party was arrested for DUI, call my law firm immediately for a free consultation. The lawyers at Matthew Lopez Law are incredibly intelligent, hard working, and honest. We will ensure you receive the best possible outcome for your criminal or personal injury case.