Two Illinois drivers are facing criminal charges after two different car accidents in Batavia. Both men are facing drunk driving charges after motor vehicle crashes. Right now, the two defendants are out on bond, but they are required to appear in court at the end of the month. They both face the potential of serving time behind bars and other penalties.
One driver was arrested after his vehicle crashed head-on with another one. The driver of the vehicle struck by the defendant’s car alleged that he came driving out of the woods just before the crash. The official charges against him include improperly changing lanes and driving under the influence of alcohol. The driver maintains he only had one beer, and he declined to take a Breathalyzer test. Law enforcement claims his BAC was more than two times the legal limit in a preliminary test.
The second driver charged with drunk driving was placed under arrest after crashing his vehicle into a utility pole. The driver admitted to drinking over a period of several hours, but he was charged with driving under the influence with a BAC of .08% or higher. Reportedly, he also had an expired vehicle registration at the time of his crash.
Both Illinois defendants would be wise to begin working on an effective defense strategy at this time. Entering a guilty plea or facing a conviction is not their option. With help, each man may be able to effectively confront the accusations against them and possibly mitigate some of the penalties they may be facing.