Motor vehicle accidents can happen at any time of the day or night and for a variety of different reasons. Despite this, law enforcement officers in Virginia and across the country may be quick to make assumptions about the cause of accidents that happen at a certain time of day. For example, they may automatically suspect that drunk driving is a factor in accidents that happen during the early morning hours.
In fact, a man was recently arrested for his alleged role in an accident that reportedly resulted in the death of a tractor-trailer driver. The incident is said to have occurred during the early morning hours of a day in late February. According to reports, a 37-year-old driver was headed south on a Virginia interstate when his vehicle veered over the median into oncoming traffic.
Reports indicate that his vehicle struck a tractor-trailer driven by a 53-year-old man. The latter is then believed to have lost control of the truck, allegedly resulting in the vehicle striking a guardrail and turning over. The truck driver had to be extricated but died.
The other driver was taken into police custody on suspicion of drunk driving in the Virginia crash. Despite his arrest, it is unclear what evidence supports the accusations against him or what his blood alcohol content was at the time of the collision. While an accident such as this is always a tragedy, there must be sufficient evidence to prove that a person is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt to convict them. Most people facing criminal charges want an experienced attorney on their side as they carefully weigh their options and determine what course of action is most appropriate for their individual situation.