A drunk driving conviction can turn a person’s life upside down. Those in Tennessee who are facing DUI charges must fight those charges aggressively. A 59-year-old man recently accused of drunk driving will also need to do so. The accused was allegedly impaired behind the wheel, which authorities say led to a crash that claimed the life of his 33-year-old son who was a lone passenger in the vehicle.
Police responded to the scene of the one-vehicle crash that left both the accused and his son trapped in the vehicle. They were freed by fire services respondents. The man’s son was pronounced dead at the scene. The accused was treated and taken to a nearby hospital and released into police custody.
The accused is being held on a $264,000 bond. He has been charged with vehicular homicide and violating an open container law. This apparently was not the man’s first DUI charge, so he was also charged with driving under the influence for a third offense.
A strong legal defense team may help a Tennessee resident charged with DUI to mount the most aggressive defense possible. An attorney will seek to protect his or her client’s constitutional right to due process by challenging the DUI evidence and forcing the state to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt. A legal team will investigate the incident that led to a client’s arrest, challenge law enforcement on the accuracy of blood alcohol evidence and will protect a client from any police procedures or prosecution efforts that violate his or her rights to a fair trial.