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Impaired driver causes wrong-way accident

The California Highway Patrol said that a 28-year-old man was taken into custody after causing a wrong-way accident. According to police, the man was driving his Chevy Tahoe south in the northbound lane of the 405 Freeway when it collided with a Ford Explorer. The accident took place at about 12:30 a.m. on Jan. 15 just south of Wilshire Boulevard and involved two other vehicles.

After the Tahoe collided with the Explorer, the Explorer spun out of control and hit a Honda Accord. A Mercedes-Benz was also hit by debris. Five people had to be taken to area hospitals with serious injuries, and two people were in critical condition. The driver was among those hurt in the crash. Police said that drugs or alcohol played a role in the accident, but the crash was still under investigation.

Individuals who are charged with driving under the influence of any substance may face a variety of penalties. For instance, they may spend time in jail or be required to perform community service. A driver may also be subject to a license suspension or revocation. However, an attorney may be able to help an individual win an acquittal on a drunk driving charge or obtain a favorable plea deal.

This may be done by asserting that the driver was not under the influence of a substance when a driver was taken into custody. An attorney might argue that a driver was experiencing a medical emergency that made it look like a driver was impaired. If successful, it may be possible to avoid some or all the possible penalties associated with drunk driving charges. In some cases, drunk driving charges may be dropped or dismissed if a driver enters and completes a rehab or diversion program.

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John Patrick Ryan has been practicing law for over 20 years. Experienced in criminal law. U.S. Navy Veteran.