When it comes to drunk driving, police have no tolerance for those who break the law. This is a serious crime that can lead to accidents resulting in death or injuries to those involved.
A 36-year-old woman from Manitowoc, Wisconsin, was charged with endangering the life of a child and aggravated driving under the influence as the result of an accident she caused in which multiple people were taken to the hospital.
The woman was driving her car southbound on Alden Road near Woodstock, Illinois, when she crossed the centerline, hitting a vehicle driven by a man from Walworth, Wisconsin.
McHenry County sheriff’s police, along with many other departments, responded to the accident that took place at approximately 4:43 p.m. The woman had two children in her car at the time of the accident, both of which were taken to Centegra Hospital – Woodstock. The driver of the other car was not injured, however, three passengers were transported to another facility Centegra Hospital – McHenry, for treatment.
Along with the more serious crimes, the woman was also charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and improper lane use. She was taken to jail but later released after posting bail.
This type of accident can occur anytime somebody drinks and drives. This holds true regardless of the location, how many drinks were consumed and the time of the day.
Being arrested for this type of crime is serious; however, there is help to be had. Being in this position often times calls for the assistance of a drunk driving attorney who can protect the rights of the accused and help him or her get their life back on track.
Source: Northwest Herald, “Wisconsin woman charged with DUI following Alden crash” Emily K. Coleman, Jan. 28, 2014