Police have arrested a man believed responsible for the death of another motorist on Sept. 23, according to local sources. Virginia State Police have released the identity of a man who was killed on Interstate 95 after being involved in an accident officers say may have been predicated on drunk driving. There is no word as to whether the accused man has retained a DUI defense attorney.
According to the report, around 11:23 on the night in question, a southbound SUV was traveling at a high rate of speed when the accident occurred. It appears the 27-year-old driver came upon a traffic jam that he was unable to stop in time to avoid. He rear-ended a sedan driven by another man, and the force of the impact drove both vehicles into the back of a tractor-trailer.
The driver of the sedan was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident and was pronounced dead at a hospital the following day. The driver of the tractor trailer was unharmed, but the driver of the SUV was taken to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries. He now faces charges of driving under the influence and involuntary manslaughter.
A solid DUI defense takes into account all of the facts of the case, including whether Virginia police followed protocol for roadside sobriety testing. If they did not, or if their actions were contrary to the man's constitutional rights, the case could be thrown out. Even if this is not the case, the accused man's attorney will work tirelessly to build a strong defense against both charges.