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Drunk driving suspected in fatal Virginia car crash

The criminal justice system can be complicated. Unfortunately, people are often left facing choices that they feel unprepared to make. In fact, a man in Virginia may be considering the legal options available to him after law enforcement officers accused him of being involved in a single-vehicle drunk driving accident that resulted in a fatality. 

The incident happened during the early morning hours of a day in mid-November. According to reports, a 31-year-old man was headed east on a Virginia road when his vehicle left the roadway. Unfortunately, the vehicle is said to have gone airborne and then struck a utility pole and residential fence. Unfortunately, both occupants, including the driver and a 31-year-old female passenger, were ejected from the vehicle.

The passenger died at the scene of the accident; it is unclear if she was wearing a safety belt at the time of the collision. The driver now faces criminal charges as a result, including DUI and involuntary manslaughter. He is being held without bond. 

A fatal accident such as this is always a tragedy. Unfortunately, it has left one family grieving and a Virginia man likely wondering about the choices he has and how they will impact the rest of his life. Many people who have found themselves in a similar situation feel unsure about the options available to them, leaving them to make decisions without fully understanding their options. Fortunately, there are professionals with experience with cases involving drunk driving allegations that can help guide them throughout the process.