Posted by Jim Yeargan in Jim's Blog on September 21, 2018
A recent high-speed chase through several South Georgia neighborhoods resulted in the death of a local police chief as well as a bystander. Law enforcement reports that the fleeing vehicle went out of control and struck a motorcyclist and a police officer near a gas station at the intersection of Georgia 38 and Georgia 57. The motorcyclist later died at the scene of the accident, as did the police officer. The chase began when a law enforcement officer attempted to stop the driver’s vehicle, which soon led to a pursuit. The chase ended when the driver crashed into a gas station.
When the driver tried to flee, he was quickly apprehended by law enforcement. Currently, the man faces two counts of first-degree vehicular homicide, a DUI charge, and several other vehicle-related offenses. Unfortunately, alcohol impairment plays a significant role in a large number of pedestrian accidents. If you have been involved in a DUI accident with pedestrian casualties, contact an experienced DUI attorney who can make sure that you receive the representation you deserve.
How Alcohol Influences Pedestrian Accidents
Alcohol plays a substantial role in a large number of serious pedestrian accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration even reports that 49% of pedestrian deaths are caused by intoxicated drivers. Our law firm has handled many DUI cases over the years, and we understand what it takes to make sure that your case resolves in the best positive manner.
When a DUI accident involves pedestrian casualties, the resulting penalties can be quite severe. The prosecution will utilize such evidence as breathalyzer results, eyewitness testimonies, medical records, and photographs to make its case. An experienced DUI attorney can help you refute any evidence that was wrongfully acquired, and help you achieve the best possible outcome.
Speak with an Experienced DUI Attorney
When DUI accidents occur, the results can be serious. Fortunately, our legal counsel understands just how serious these accidents can be. As a result, you should not hesitate to contact an experienced attorney who can make sure that your case resolves in the best possible manner. Contact Yeargan & Kert LLC today to schedule an initial free consultation during which time we will go over your available options.