Most all drivers in Virginia would likely indicate that they understand the potential harm they can cause if they are involved in a car accident. As a result, many take action to ensure that they are especially careful. Despite this, even the safest drivers can cause or become involved in a traffic accident. Unfortunately, law enforcement officers have recently charged a driver with DWI following an accident involving a bicyclist.
The incident reportedly happened on a day in mid-August. Deputies say that they responded to the scene of an accident involving a bicycle and a juvenile. When they arrived at the scene, they claim that the driver involved had left.
According to witnesses, a driver swerved into a grassy area where the juvenile was riding the bike and hit the cyclist. The victim reportedly suffered injuries not believed to be life-threatening. Police say that they noticed a vehicle driving by that matched the description provided by witnesses. They conducted a traffic stop and claim to have determined that the man was under the influence.
In addition to DWI, the Virginia man is also charged with drinking while operating a motor vehicle and hit and run. Despite the arrest and subsequent charges, there are many details that are unclear about the incident, including how police made the determination that the man was under the influence. Because of the potential implications of a conviction of the charges that the man is facing, he may choose to have an experienced professional on his side as he makes the decision that will likely impact the rest of his life.