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Chain-reaction crash leaves man accused of drunk driving

Although perhaps unavoidable at times, pulling over to the side of a busy highway can be somewhat dangerous. In some cases, other drivers may have trouble seeing a car parked on the shoulder of the road until it's too late, and the fallout of a subsequent accident can be disastrous. Unfortunately, a recent collision involving similar circumstances in California has left a 23-year-old man accused of drunk driving.

The incident reportedly took place just before 3 a.m. after officers say they pulled over to check on the occupants of a vehicle that had stopped on the side of eastbound lanes of traffic. After approaching the car, the officers and the driver of the car were reportedly struck by another vehicle. The impact forced the second vehicle to spin out of control and come to a rest near the median, where it was struck by another car.

All parties involved in the collision were taken to a medical facility for treatment. Although the officers have reportedly been treated and released, a passenger in the car that initiated the crash is said to have suffered severe injuries. While no further information was provided as to how police came to believe impairment was a contributing factor, the driver of the second vehicle was subsequently arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.

Being accused of drunk driving after a major collision can be a scary and stressful experience. Those who face similar charges could benefit from retaining the services of an attorney early on for guidance in making informed decisions about their case. An attorney can examine the charges and evidence against a client in California and assist him or her in preparing for what comes next by forming a strong defense.

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