When there is a car accident in Sarasota or anywhere throughout Florida, it can be a harrowing experience for all involved. This is made worse when one of the drivers is alleged to have been under the influence and is arrested on drunk driving charges. An accident in which there were serious injuries to the other party can result in hefty penalties if there is a conviction for a DUI charge. Understanding the importance of a defense after allegations of being responsible for a DUI accident is imperative regardless of the circumstances.
A driver who rear-ended another vehicle was arrested for DUI. The accident occurred at around 1 a.m. when a Kia Sorrento driven by a 34-year-old man hit a Kia Optima that was stopped at a red light. The 22-year-old driver of the Optima was critically hurt and taken to the hospital. The driver of the Sorrento suffered minor injuries. When law enforcement investigated, they determined that he was under the influence and arrested him. He faces charges of DUI and causing serious bodily injury.