There could be a multitude of scenarios in which a driver might lose control of a vehicle and veer off the road. Sometimes, a moment of inattention could prompt similar results, and for those who driver late at night, bouts with fatigue may also increase the possibility of an unfortunate situation. Reports indicate that a recent single-vehicle crash that took place in the early morning hours has left an off-duty police officer in Georgia facing DUI charges.
The accident reportedly took place at around 3 a.m. on a recent Friday as the man was heading home after completing a shift. Reports indicate that he suddenly lost control of his vehicle and veered off the road before colliding with a nearby guardrail. Upon arriving at the scene, authorities say they noticed that he appeared to be exhibiting signs of impairment.
Responding officers claim that he had bloodshot eyes and appeared to be confused. They say that he grew agitated when confronted about the situation. He also allegedly refused to comply with requests to administer field sobriety and breath tests. Authorities say that he was placed under arrest after being released from a medical facility and he is now facing DUI charges and is no longer on active duty.
A strong defense
Facing DUI charges can be harrowing under any circumstances, as a conviction for such offenses carries severe penalties that could take a devastating toll on various aspects of a person’s life. Individuals in Georgia who face a similar situation and remain uncertain of their options and how best to approach the situation could benefit from consulting with an attorney for advice as soon as possible. An attorney can evaluate the charges and evidence against a client and assist in preparing to protect his or her interests by creating a strong defense for use during subsequent court proceedings.