When a person is facing drunk driving charges in Baton Rouge, the fear and consternation can be overwhelming. This is especially true if there were not only charges for DWI, but a drunk driving accident in which a person was injured or killed. The driver will be confronted with the possibility of being convicted of multiple offenses, as well as the penalties and long-term ramifications in the event there is a conviction. Knowing how to craft a strong defense could be the key to the entire case.
The driver of a 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche is expected to be charged with multiple offenses linked to driving under the influence once he is well enough to leave the hospital. In the accident, a 35-year-old passenger was killed after she was ejected from the vehicle. The vehicle ended up on its roof. The 42-year-old driver was arrested on suspicion of driving without a license, driving under the influence, having an altered temporary tag on the vehicle, failing to have a current inspection, no registration, no insurance and vehicular homicide.