Police say that a suspected drunk driver may be responsible for driving his car through the front door of a home in Renton, reports KOMO News.
A woman in the basement of her home called 911 to report that a car rammed into her home. The car apparently crashed through the front door and trapped the woman in her basement. The woman needed assistance getting out of her home, but was fortunately not injured in the accident.
The accident occurred at about 1:00 AM. Police have arrested a 64-year-old man who they say may have been intoxicated. Despite the dramatic nature of the accident, the unidentified DUI suspect was also uninjured in the accident.
While the circumstances of the accident and the time that it occurred may suggest a drunk driving incident, authorities will bear the burden of proof in proving that intoxication played a part. For example, there may be innocuous reasons for the crash such as poor road conditions, a medical emergency, or a simple mistake. In any of these cases, the driver would probably not face criminal drunk driving charges.
However, if authorities took a blood alcohol test or if the driver otherwise exhibited signs of drunk driving, police likely will have enough to charge him with a DUI.
If you have been charged with drunk driving in the Seattle or King County areas, you should know that the government bears the burden of proof. You are innocent until proven guilty. However, despite this burden, the odds may be stacked against you if you do not have experienced representation.
To learn more about how a Seattle DUI attorney can help you and to learn your options for defending a DUI charge, contact a DUI attorney at Wolff Criminal Defense. Don't fight your charge alone. Call us at 425-284-2000 to schedule a consultation to discuss your case.