On February 5th, 2012, after a Superbowl party, a Tennessee resident who had traveled to Northern Kentucky lost control of his vehicle on I-71, flipping the car and killing the passenger in the car with him. It was determined that he was intoxicated. In September, 2012, the driver was convicted to seven years imprisonment.
With the 2013 Superbowl game approaching, it is important to consider your own safety, the safety of your passengers and the safety of other people in other vehicles before drinking and driving.
The man in this story had three previous DUI convictions and probably had little hope of avoiding harsh penalties. If you find yourself facing a DUI conviction after a wreck, you should contact one of the Northern Kentucky Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers from Paul Dickman, regardless if you have had a prior conviction or if this is your first penalty to face. Our Kentucky specialists know the laws and the strict regimen a convicting officer must follow to prove alcohol levels. We know how to provide the best defense for your circumstances and can represent you through all levels of court. Four possible defense strategies include:
- Question the initial arrest
- Question the field sobriety test results
- Question the BAC results
- Hire a lawyer
Kentucky police will be on high alert during the Superbowl. The best defense is to avoid drinking and driving. Lawmakers are seeking harsher penalties than ever for DUIs. However, if you find yourself caught in a bad situation, contact our office immediately for a free consultation.