Man accused of drunk driving after Wisconsin highway crash
A Wisconsin man has been accused of drunk driving after causing an accident that resulted in injuries to three people. Witnesses reportedly saw him traveling the wrong way down the highway in the early morning hours. A call came in to authorities to report the issue, but the crash occurred before officers could respond to the scene. He is now facing drunk driving charges, and he also received other citations related to the crash.
The driver is said to have traveled at least two miles before colliding with a Toyota Camry. The Camry held three passengers, all of whom sustained injuries in the crash. They were all transported to the hospital, but their injuries are not considered to be life threatening. The driver reportedly left the scene of the crash but was apprehended by deputies soon after.
He was formally arrested and will face charges of drunk driving that caused injury and harm. He has also been cited for a first-offense drunk driving charge and for traveling the wrong way on the highway. He reportedly did not sustain any injuries requiring medical treatment.
Drunk driving charges in Wisconsin are typically prosecuted vigorously. This is apparently not the man’s first brush with the law, which is something that could detrimentally affect him as he seeks to fight the current charges against him. However, there is a substantial difference between an accusation of criminal conduct and a conviction obtained in court. Unless and until that occurs, this man is fully entitled to the presumption of innocence. Nevertheless, the potential gravity of a conviction mandates that he make every reasonable effort to present a vigorous defense designed to achieve the most favorable result.