Here is a real example of a tragedy from a DUI. A man rear ended a car killing one person, and causing a 7 car pile-up. The man is held for suspicion of driving under the influence. Witnesses stated that the suspect walked into a convenience store, bought a six-pack of beer and began drinking it while police arrived. This example is from California. Here is how this would play out in Connecticut.
This is what you need to know: A DUI charge in a local town like Groton, Connecticut that results in an accident with injuries will lead to significant increases in penalties in Connecticut. If you are charged with suspicion of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, and there was an accident with injuries, you will most likely go to jail, even if it is your first offense and you have an otherwise clean record.
In this example above, the difficult hurdle for the prosecutor will be proving that the man’s drinking led to (caused) the motor vehicle crash. This will be particularly difficult because the man was seen purchasing and then consuming alcoholic beverages after the accident, making it more difficult to prove that the man was intoxicated moments before the crash.
If you are arrested for a DUI, it is important to hire an experienced lawyer to be on your side.