A tragic accident occurred on a recent Thursday in Wisconsin. One person was killed and another has been arrested and accused of causing the accident. The crash happened near New Richmond in the hours just after midnight at approximately 2:30 a.m. The woman who stands accused, like all other residents charged with crimes, is fully entitled to a DUI defense as her case proceeds to navigate the court system.
The 20-year-old woman was carrying two passengers in her car when it was involved in an accident. She was reportedly driving in an eastbound direction when her vehicle allegedly struck a nearby pedestrian. Sadly, the 28-year-old man, who was said to be walking with another individual, was killed upon impact.
The two passengers who were traveling in the woman’s vehicle were said to be unharmed. She was arrested and, at last report, remained in the St. Croix County Jail. Police have charged her with suspicion of homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle. The other pedestrian was not reported to have suffered any injuries.
Any Wisconsin resident who is arrested and charged under suspicion of intoxicated driving is entitled to seek assistance in preparing a DUI defense from an attorney with experience in criminal law cases. It is common for those facing charges to have questions about what to expect during court proceedings. An experienced lawyer would be able to clarify what options might be available and offer suggestions as to how a defendant might wish to proceed in his or her defense.
Source: kstp.com, “Drunk Driver Hits, Kills Wisconsin Man Who was Walking, Sheriff says”, Dave Aeikens, April 23, 2015