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Pedestrian accident leaves 1 facing drunk driving charges

Once a collision takes place, it may be advisable to remain at the scene and check on the safety of all parties involved. Should a person choose to leave the scene of a crash, authorities may be more inclined to suspect the presence of wrongful behavior. A 74-year-old man has recently been accused of drunk driving in relation to his alleged involvement in a hit-and-run accident that injured a pedestrian in California.

Law enforcement agents assert the incident took place just before 9 p.m. as a pedestrian was walking on the on-ramp of a local highway. Police claim that a driver struck the person soon thereafter and proceeded to leave the scene of the crash. The pedestrian suffered injuries in the accident and was rushed to a hospital for medical care. After allegedly obtaining a license plate number from witnesses, police proceeded to search for the vehicle and its driver.

Police say they were able to locate the vehicle nearly three hours later and he was placed under arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence. Many of the details concerning how authorities came to believe he was intoxicated at the time of the crash remain unclear. He is currently facing charges for drunk driving and hit-and-run.

Facing drunk driving charges can be an intimidating process, and the average person may lack the legal experience to know how best to handle the situation. When facing similar charges, an individual could benefit from consulting with a defense attorney for guidance on how best to prepare for what comes next. An attorney can provide a client in California with advice in making informed decisions regarding his or her case and assist in forming a strong defense for subsequent court proceedings.

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