Drinking and driving almost always has a way of taking things from bad to worse. Just ask a Louisville woman who was recently arrested and charged with driving under the influence following an accident where she was initially found not at fault.
Sadly, the woman struck a young boy with her car while he and some friends were riding their bicycles across an intersection. The boy, who was only six years old, was struck by the woman's car and had to be taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for several serious injuries. When law enforcement arrived on the scene, the woman was first found not to be at fault in the accident. However, as the investigation proceeded, law enforcement began to suspect that the woman was impaired in some way.
The woman admitted that she had had two drinks earlier in the evening, and submitted to a test of her blood alcohol levels, which were determined to below the legal limit, at just 0.077. However, despite the fact that the woman was clearly below the legal limit, police arrested her and charged with driving under the influence on circumstantial evidence.
This scenario displays a frustrating area of flexibility in law enforcement. The woman in this case ostensibly did nothing wrong — she chose to drive while under the legal limit and was involved in an accident that she could not have avoided — children crossing in front of her on bicycles coming down a hill. Still, the law chose to charge her as a criminal.
If you face a similar circumstance, it is crucial that you fight for your rights against such unfair charges. With the guidance of an experienced professional, you can ensure that your rights will remain secure as you pursue true justice.
Source: The Courier-Journal, "Woman charged with DUI after 6-year-old on bike seriously injured," Justin Sayers, April 05, 2017