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Motorcycle driver suspected of DUI in Contra Costa County

There are many factors that can contribute to an accident on California roadways. Often times, police are suspicious of drunk driving even before they have evidence to that end. Recently, police arrested a person who they suspect of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs after the motorcycle two people were riding on crashed. The accident happened on Interstate 680 in Contra Costa County just after 10 p.m. The driver now faces DUI charges, though it was not precisely clear which of the two riders was actually operating the bike.

Officers have indicated that there was a man and a woman on the motorcycle, who were both injured in the crash. The crash did not appear to involve any other vehicles or individuals besides the two on the motorcycle. Both were taken to the hospital for treatment for undisclosed injuries. Their conditions have not been updated.

It is unclear who was driving the motorcycle at the time of the accident. Reports do not indicate if it was the man or woman that was arrested. No reports have been given stating why police believe that the driver was under the influence, or whether there was suspicion of any other factors in the accident. The driver was reportedly arrested on suspicion of felony DUI.

California drivers suspected of driving under the influence maintain the right to be deemed innocent unless and until proven guilty. The identity of the driver in this case who is facing DUI charges has not been released, which may benefit him or her as he or she deals with any social elements of being accused of a crime. There are many factors that must be considered in this case such as evidence, accuracy of police information, and the conditions of both the driver and the motorcycle. It may benefit California drivers to consider these elements and pursue a strong defense with an experienced team who can navigate the case to the most favorable outcome possible.

Source: MercuryNews.com, "Walnut Creek: Motorcycle crash on I-680, driver arrested on suspicion of DUI," Rick Hurd, Aug. 16, 2012

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