A man has been arrested after police claim that one of their own was injured due to the man's impaired driving. A 29-year-old man from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has been accused of DUI after a deputy suffered moderate injuries in a crash allegedly involving the accused. The officer was alongside the road, helping with another accident when the crash occurred.
According to the report, a deputy had pulled over onto the shoulder of the road and turned on his caution lights. He was standing by his car, retrieving a first aid kit to help with a hit-and-run accident that had just occurred. While he was parked there, the accused allegedly slammed into the car in front of him and then slammed into the deputy's car. The cruiser was thrown across three lanes of traffic and stopped on the shoulder.
The accused was not injured in the accident but was booked into the jail. He was charged with careless operation of a vehicle, driving under the influence, and vehicular negligent injury. It is not clear whether or not the accused was given a field sobriety test or Breathalyzer on the scene.
For those who have been accused of DUI in Louisiana, a criminal defense lawyer can go over the case and explain the state's laws and the rights of the accused. A criminal defense attorney can guide the client in the best defense possible for his or her circumstances. While it is not true for all cases, in some circumstances, it may even be possible to have the charges lowered or dropped altogether.
Source: katc.com, "Deputy injured by impaired driver", July 3, 2017