Police have arrested and charged a Florence County man with felony DUI resulting in death. In the early morning hours, the accused allegedly lost control of his vehicle, crossed the center line and ran head-on into a motorcycle. The motorcycle rider was pronounced dead at the scene.
Deaths that result from accidents cause many, including the police, to seek immediate justice. However, when an individual is accused of drunk driving, the justice system should be allowed to play out as it is intended.
DUI charges bring harsh penalties that can include license revocation, fines and jail sentences. Since so much is at stake, it is important that an accused drunk driver finds a criminal defense team that will analyze the evidence in a case to determine if field sobriety and Breathalyzer tests were properly administered.
In the case of the Florence County man, it is unclear whether or not a field sobriety or Breathalyzer test was administered immediately after the accident. If the tests were given later, then it would be harder for prosecutors to prove what the driver's blood alcohol content was at the time of the accident.
Field sobriety and Breathalyzer test procedures are not always adhered to, which may result in inaccurate readings. An arrest in these types of situations may be unjust and undeserving.
Despite the tragedy surrounding this specific story, anyone facing DUI charges has specific constitutional rights that must be upheld. A person is entitled to a criminal defense. They also remain innocent until prosecutors can prove their guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
Source: WMBF News, "Man charged with felony DUI in Alligator Rd crash," June 11, 2012Tags: Breathalyzer, DUI, Florence County, drunk driving, field sobriety testsComments: Leave a commentNo CommentsLeave a commentComment InformationNamePlease enter your name.E-mail AddressPlease enter a valid e-mail address.WebsiteCommentCategoriesCriminal DefenseDrunk DrivingMisdemeanorsTheft And Property CrimesWhite Collar CrimesArchivesJuly 2012June 2012May 2012April 2012March 2012February 2012January 2012December 2011November 2011October 2011September 2011August 2011Complete Archives Recent Posts West Florence High vandalism could carry serious penalties Two South Carolina men charged in separate burglaries Two arrested in South Carolina and charged with murder Popular Topicsarrestedconvictioncriminal allegationscriminal chargescriminal defenseCriminal defenseCriminal Defensedefensedrug arrestsdrug chargesDrunk drivingdrunk drivingDUIdui chargesfield sobriety testsmisdemeanormisdemeanorsSouth Carolinasouth carolinatheftBlogroll Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Attorney Blog Phoenix Criminal Defense Attorney Blog Texas Drug Charge Attorney Blog
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