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If you crash your car while driving fairly
intoxicated and leave the scene of the accident and later claim your car, what
can I be charged with?
It can be a pretty
common thing for DUI drivers to leave the scene of the accident
after it happens to avoid being charged with a DUI. It can be a fairly
choice and if caught leaving the scene, you can be charged with both
the Scene of an Accident” and a DUI charge as well. However, if you
scene of the accident to get help and went back to the scene to find
arresting you due to your DUI, you may have a valid defense with a
attorney. For example, you may appear to be impaired and fail certain
field sobriety tests, however you can defend that claim stating you
were impaired due to injuries and being "shaken up" by the accident.
This has been a common defense in several similar cases. However, It
would be wise to not leave the scene, and if charged with a DUI, just hire an attorney to
defend your case.
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