Police in Minnesota are investigating a car crash that occurred in Hubbard County in early May. According to reports, authorities believed drugs were a contributing factor. As such, the driver believed responsible may face criminal charges.
At approximately 2:46 p.m., on May 8, head-on on County Road 38 in Benedict. When first responders arrived on the scene, they found a 68-year-old female in her car with facial injuries. In another vehicle, they found a 58-year-old female with significant injuries to her hip and face. The 68-year-old was treated at the scene, while the other woman was flown to a hospital in Fargo for treatment.
It is believed that the 68-year-old woman was driving around a curve when she was hit by the other woman’s car, which was allegedly on the wrong side of the road. While working the scene, law enforcement officers claim they found methamphetamine and a meth pipe in the 58-year-old woman’s possession. A blood sample was taken for toxicology testing to determine if drugs contributed to the collision. The results of that testing are unknown.
In Minnesota, those found with in their possession are likely to face various drug charges. If prosecuting attorneys achieve a conviction, potential consequences include jail time, fines and court-ordered rehabilitation — among other penalties. In this particular case, as the accused allegedly caused an accident in which someone suffered injuries, the severity of these consequences is likely to increase.
While it is unclear if official charges have been filed against the individual believed responsible for the collision, if charges come, she does have the right to defend herself. Thankfully, this is something she does not have to do alone. An experienced criminal defense attorney can assist her as she navigates criminal proceedings and help her fight for the best possible outcome.