Sometimes people make mistakes. Occasionally, someone fails to learn from their original mistake and completes the same one again. Unfortunately, such a pattern tends to make others automatically assume that the person will continue on the same course, even if the lesson has finally been learned. For example, some might assume that a person with a previous DUI charge is automatically guilty of the same offense if that same person is involved in another accident. Recently, an Illinois man with previous drunk driving related charges was arrested again after a collision with a police car.
All drivers can attest to the fact that visibility is reduced significantly at night. This alone could create a dangerous situation that could result in a serious injury. When there are cars stopped in or near the road at night, the chances of an accident increase. One man in Chicago now faces a DUI charge after he hit two vehicles late at night.
Car accidents can, unfortunately, happen at any time of day. However, many people automatically assume that an accident that happens at night or during the early morning hours is always the result of a drunk driver. There are many legitimate reasons for people to be out late at night other than drinking, and it is important to ensure that any DUI charge is actually warranted. One Chicago man has been accused of several alcohol related charges after an accident killed one and injured three others.
Anyone who has driven in a car with small children knows of the distractions they can cause. A cup of spilled water or the need to stop an argument can easily cause enough of a distraction to cause a serious car accident. However, one woman now faces a DUI charge after an accident in Chicago resulted in the injury of several children she was driving.
Modern day media is a wonderful tool; the general public has the option of being well-informed of fast breaking issues thanks to the speed and technology employed by the media. Unfortunately, it also has its downside. For example, the media often reports on alleged crimes even though only the police's version of events is available. Often, hearing both sides of an incident can paint the situation in a completely different light. This may be the case for an Illinois man who will likely be mounting a DUI defense after a fatal accident.
There are many causes for an accident -- especially an accident that occurs late at night. These causes include driver fatigue, distractions created by passengers, interference by other drivers on the roadway or a lack of familiarity with the area. Many people are much more likely to automatically assume that an accident that occurs late at night was caused by a drunk driver when oftentimes there is a much simpler, and less sinister, explanation. One woman now faces a DUI charge after a car accident in the Chicago area.