The Collins Law Firm, P.C.
Schedule A Free Consultation Today Call: 757-818-9539

Fatal crash in Virginia Beach results in DUI charge

Driving a motor vehicle in Virginia can present some issues. These usually come in the form of an automobile accident, but they could also involve more serious problems. In some cases, officers might suspect that alcohol was a factor and will ask a driver to submit to various tests such as a field sobriety test or blood alcohol test. Depending on the results of these tests, a driver could face a DUI. Although the authorities may use these tests to charge the driver, these same tests could also be used by the accused in their defense against the drunk driving charge.

An alleged drunk driving accident recently occurred in Virginia Beach when a vehicle, which was traveling eastbound on Interstate 64 just east of the Interstate 264 interchange, was struck after it pulled off of the road. The occupant of the car encountered mechanical problems with his vehicle. He pulled the vehicle off the road and onto the shoulder, and while he was waiting for assistance, another vehicle drove off of the road and struck the disabled car.

The driver of the struck vehicle suffered life-threatening injures and was transported to the hospital where he later died. The driver of the vehicle that collided with the stopped car suffered minor injuries. He was later charged with driving under the influence. According to reports, this is supposedly the driver's second offense.

It is not clear whether or not any tests were performed at the scene of the accident or after the arrest. Moreover, the results of any tests or any evidence that led to the suspicion of drunk driving were not reported at this time. In general, depending on the evidence used to charge the accused, the accused could use that information in their defense. If an officer failed to properly conduct a test, the defendant could use that information to make the evidence inadmissible. This could ultimately reduce or drop the charge against them.

Understanding the evidence used against them and the full extent of the charges they face could significantly help the defendant with their defense strategy. Knowing their rights in the situation will help them devise a defense that will keep their best interests in mind.

Source: WVEC, "21 year-old man killed when his car is struck by alleged drunk driver on I-64," July 12, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Contact Us For A Free Consultation Today!

To arrange a free initial consultation with our experienced Virginia lawyers, contact The Collins Law Firm, P.C., at 757-818-9539. You may also complete our online form, and we will be in touch with you shortly.

Contact Us Today

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

The Collins Law Firm, P.C. Call Today: 757-818-9539 Fax: 757-483-6684

Portsmouth, VA
5709 Churchland Blvd., Suite A
Portsmouth, VA 23703

Get More Info

Chesapeake, VA
(by appointment only)
828 Greenbrier Parkway
Ste 210
Chesapeake, VA 23320

Get More Info

Emporia, VA
(by appointment only)
155 Spring Street
Emporia, VA 23847


Virginia Beach, VA
(by appointment only)
701 Independence Circle
Ste 202
Virginia Beach, VA 23455

Get More Info