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DUI alleged in airborne vehicle crash in California

When there is a single-car accident in California and the occupants of the vehicle survive, there will still be a law enforcement investigation to determine how and why it happened. If it is an unusual type of crash, there will be an automatic assumption that it might have been due to the driver being under the influence or operating the vehicle recklessly. This can result in charges related to the incident. For people who are confronted with allegations of driving under the influence, it is vital to remember the importance of a strong criminal defense.

A motor vehicle accident in which the car flew in the air and crashed into the second floor of a building led to charges being filed against the driver. The accident happened in the early morning, at about 5:30 a.m. A white Nissan Altima went across three lanes on the roadway and hit a divider. It then went airborne and hit a building which houses a dental office. There was a fire, and the driver was injured. A passenger was also assisted in getting out of the vehicle. After the police investigated, the driver of the Altima was placed under arrest for suspected DUI.

When there is an arrest for DUI, it is imperative to realize the potential long-term consequences of a conviction and act accordingly. There can be a loss of driving privileges, fines and even jail time. Although there might be evidence pointing toward the driver having been under the influence, the circumstances of the case are important when it comes time to face trial. The person should realize that there are often alternatives to the harshest penalties, such as a plea bargain or treatment. Knowing all the options is imperative to a DUI case, just as formulating a strong defense is if the case does go to trial.

A driver was deemed lucky to have survived an unusual crash when his vehicle flew in the air and hit a building. After the accident, he was placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI. The investigation into the case is ongoing, but any driver accused of DUI should take the steps necessary to protect their interests.

Source:, "Bizarre crash sends car flying into 2nd floor of Santa Ana building; driver arrested for DUI," Jan. 14, 2018

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