You were frustrated when you were trying to drive through a busy area downtown. You were probably traveling a little faster than you should have been, too. Despite that, you couldn’t have expected for a teen to run out into the road at 10:00 p.m. It was a school night, and the majority of the traffic was adults coming out of local restaurants.
When the teen leapt out into the roadway, you didn’t have time to try to stop. You did as soon as you could, though.
They were hit hard, and they ended up on the roadway ahead of you. You stayed at the scene, called 911 and tried to explain to the police that the teen had run out in front of you. Unfortunately, the teen woke up in the hospital claiming that you’d seen them in the road and sped up. Combined with having alcohol in your system, you’re now facing a vehicular assault charge.
It is common to see people charged with vehicular assault when they have alcohol in their systems at the time of a crash, but that doesn’t mean that the charge is fair. It’s important that you talk to your attorney about what happened and how the crash occurred from your point of view. Your attorney will then work to show that you don’t deserve such a serious charge and that the incident was unintentional.
Every case is different. If you’re worried that you will be charged with vehicular assault, you need to learn more about your options and how to protect yourself. Our website has more on what you can do to protect your interests.