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Guilty plea in Wisconsin accident that resulted in death of teen

When law enforcement officials in Wisconsin suspect that alcohol or drugs have been factors in a car accident, they may perform sobriety tests on the driver to determine if the person was driving legally at the time of the accident. If a driver is under the influence and causes a car accident that results in a death, the driver may face serious charges, prison time, and fines for the acts that led to the death. If the driver is intoxicated while driving, and someone in their car dies, they may face dual consequences with the emotional loss they feel from losing a friend or loved one.

After consuming large amounts of alcohol and other drinks, a young driver chose to drive home from a concert with his friend in the passenger seat. The driver pled guilty in court recently and admitted to the crime that killed the passenger and injured two police deputies that were parked on the road.

The passenger had massive brain injuries after the accident, and the car the deputies were in was spun around and a computer chip was dislodged from the force of the crash. It is reported that the drunk driver was driving at a speed of 74 miles per hour when he crashed into the deputy’s car.

With a high blood alcohol level and the death of his friend, the driver may have chosen to plead guilty to avoid a trial and harsher sentence. Any person facing charges for drunk driving, particularly those who were involved in an accident that caused a serious injury or death, may benefit from discussing their case with an attorney to decide whether to plead guilty or not guilty to the charges.

Source: Source: Brookfield Patch, “Teen pleads guilty to drunken driving homicide,” Sarah Millard, June 4, 2013

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