Jim Ryan & Associates
Free Consultation:
630-687-1597

2 drivers hit with DUI charges after crash

Those that receive a charge such as driving under the influence of alcohol can be faced with moments of great stress and anxiety. A DUI charge can do irreversible damage to a person's reputation and psyche. Even though the potential penalties can mean jail time and/or fines, it is helpful to know that a charge is not a conviction.

A recent accident in Galesburg resulted in two drivers receiving DUI charges. Reports say that the accident occurred during the nighttime hours at a popular intersection. According to police, a man driving a Ford pickup truck collided with a Chevrolet truck after running a traffic light at the intersection. Accident reports say that the violent impact resulted in significant damage to both vehicles.

Both drivers had to be extracted from their vehicles, police say. The driver of the Chevrolet truck was flown to a local hospital for treatment of injuries. Reports from police indicate that both drivers had blood alcohol levels that were over the legal limit. Police charged both drivers with DUI.

In Illinois, charges such as these can stay on a person's record and hamper any future endeavors. A person can still end up with a DUI charge even though things like sobriety tests and Breathalyzers are not always accurate. Those in Illinois who have been accused of drunk driving reserve the right to defend against the charge. Seeking legal counsel can increase one's odds of achieving the best possible outcome. A knowledgeable attorney can determine the best possible strategy for those facing a DUI charge while focusing on safeguarding the client's rights throughout the legal proceedings.

Source: galesburg.com, "Ohioan charged with aggravated DUI after Sunday crash", Robert Connelly, March 27, 2018

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Contact Our Firm

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Email Us For A Response

1555 Bond St
Suite 103
Naperville, IL 60563

Toll Free: 877-674-6231
Phone: 630-687-1597
Fax: 630-596-9402
Naperville Law Office Map

The Law Office of Gregory N. Smith
2 drivers hit with DUI charges after crash | Jim Ryan & Associates