Heading out to have a few drinks with friends is often a suitable way to relax, but you should ensure that you have a way to get home. Individuals who drive after having a few drinks may meet the state’s requirements for drunk driving. This can lead to a host of issues. The legal impacts of these cases can extend far beyond just basic drunk driving charges.
In recent news, a man was charged with intoxication manslaughter because of a crash he was in while he was allegedly driving while impaired. According to reports, the man was driving on State Highway 46 South when he slammed into a compact car with his pickup truck. He had his 6-year-old child in the truck with him at the time of the crash.
A 28-year-old occupant of that smaller car was killed in the crash. The driver of that vehicle, a 33-year-old man, suffered injuries and had to be extricated from the vehicle. He was taken via ambulance to a local hospital where he was in stable condition.
The man who was allegedly driving while he was impaired is facing a charge of second-degree felony intoxication manslaughter with a vehicle. He was released on a bond of $100,000, but now has to deal with that very serious criminal charge.
Anyone who’s facing charges like these — or any drunk driving charges — should discuss their options with their criminal defense attorney. Some of the points that need to be addressed might be time sensitive so it’s best to get started on this as soon as possible after the charges are levied.