A car accident can happen for a variety of different reasons. Even something as simple as adjusting the volume on the radio can be sufficient to distract a driver long enough to cause a crash. Despite this, police in California believe that drunk driving was a factor in a recent car accident, resulting in the driver’s arrest.
The incident happened one afternoon on a day in January. According to reports, a 20-year-old male was driving on a California road when his vehicle “suddenly left the roadway.” It is unclear what caused the vehicle to do so.
Unfortunately, the car is said to have crashed into a home. Pictures from the scene of the accident show a totaled sports car and a home with a gash on the side of it. The house was occupied at the time of the accident, but no one was injured in the crash, including the driver. Police took the driver into custody as they suspect him of driving under the influence. He is also charged with child endangerment and reckless driving.
The need for answers following an accident such as this is understandable. However, in order for the young man to be convicted of criminal charges, there must be sufficient evidence to prove that he is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. In this case, it is unclear what led California police officers to suspect that drunk driving was a factor in the accident and what evidence supports their suspicions. An experienced criminal defense attorney can help the man respond to the charges against him.