It’s no secret that driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol can lead to vehicle accidents. Intoxicated drivers lack the ability to maintain control of their vehicles or take evasive action in time to avoid a collision. Although some innocent people fall victim to inebriated drivers, sometimes, the drivers cause accidents that affect them and their vehicles alone. Such seems to be the case in a recent car accident in North Dakota, and the driver was taken into custody under suspicion of DUI.
Incident and arrest
Close to 12 a.m. on May 9, a man was driving his vehicle near Fargo when he lost control and crashed. The accident happened at the intersection of 45th Street South and Interstate 94. The 23-year-old driver of the vehicle was visibly intoxicated according to reports.
Police conducted a field sobriety test, which the man ostensibly failed. He was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. The report states the man suffered no injuries, and no other motorists appear to be involved in the accident. The driver is currently being held in the Cass County Jail.
Right to DUI defense
Charges of DUI are serious and can have long-lasting effects on a person’s life and freedom. As such, the young man charged with this crime is likely considering his options for mounting an effective criminal defense, and he will probably work closely with an experienced criminal defense attorney in North Dakota to protect his legal rights. A lawyer will carefully analyze all aspects of the case and the accused’s arrest and work tirelessly to help the client obtain the best outcome possible, considering the circumstances and evidence against him.