Everyone knows that driving while under the influence is never a good idea. Yet, every year, somewhere around 16,000 people will get charged with a DUI.4,000 of those arrests will occur just in the city alone. Of course, this also doesn’t account for all the people who commit this crime, but are never caught.
Unfortunately, some of these people are only caught because of the harm they cause to others. This may be the case recently in Lemon Grove. A man there is suspected of driving while drunk after a crash he caused put him and two other adults in the hospital. Sadly, four children were also rushed to the hospital, though reports suggest their visit was only as a precaution.
The accident occurred just before 4 p.m. this past Saturday at the intersection of Citrus Street and Central Avenue, according to Sergeant Michelle McPhail. We don’t yet know what everyone’s injuries entailed. However, like the children, it sounds as though the adults were also hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. The driver who caused the accident complained of a pain in his leg.
Obviously, the man suspected of driving drunk needs to speak to an experienced attorney as soon as possible. Even if he wasn’t under the influence at the time of the crash, if he indeed caused it, he could be facing a number of lawsuits. If he was drunk, though, it’s all the more vital that he find a lawyer. California’s conviction rate for DUI cases is around 80%. Avoiding serious punishments like jail time won’t be possible without experienced representation.
Again, regardless of the man’s BAC, his victims should seek out an attorney as well. The right lawyer could help cover any of the medical bills their insurance company won’t and even help secure them other damages they’re entitled to.