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DUI charge filed after fatal crash between SUV and motorcycle

Being accused of causing the death of another person while driving a vehicle can have severe consequences in California, especially if the driver is found to have been intoxicated at the time. Facing a DUI charge is not something most drivers would want to do without skilled legal counsel. Due to the impact it can have on the personal and professional life of an individual, a conviction is to be avoided -- if at all possible.

A 31-year-old driver was arrested in Orcutt after allegedly causing a fatal accident involving the SUV he was driving and a motorcycle. According to a report by the California Highway Patrol, the collision occurred shortly before 8:30 p.m. on a recent Sunday evening. The accident report indicates that a 22-year-old Santa Maria man on a motorcycle smashed into the front passenger side of an SUV.

Officers say the SUV driver turned left into the driveway of an apartment complex but failed to yield for a westbound motorcycle. The driver of the vehicle suffered no injuries, but the motorcyclist reportedly died at the accident scene. CHP officers suspected that drugs or alcohol might have played a role in the driver's actions, and he was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving and causing the death of another person. However, officers said the speed at which the motorcyclist was traveling would also be investigated.

In order to protect his legal rights, the accused man will likely secure the services of an attorney who has extensive experience in defending drunk driving charges. A lawyer can scrutinize the methods used to determine the client's level of intoxication, as well as the procedures used for arresting him on a DUI charge. The accused person retains the right to challenge any of the evidence presented by the prosecution, and having the support of an experienced attorney through all the legal processes could lead to an acceptable outcome.

Source: noozhawk.com, "Motorcyclist Killed, Driver Arrested on DUI Charges in Orcutt Crash", Tom Bolton, July 17, 2016

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