Drunk driving can lead to serious criminal charges for Illinois drivers convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol. The penalties for these types of criminal charges are especially serious for those convicted of a DUI-related car accident. One Illinois woman is facing a serious situation with the potential for life-altering consequences for her alleged role in an accident that resulted in one fatality. She was charged after a crash that involved a pedestrian in Montgomery County.
Serious DUI charges
The driver is formally charged with aggravated driving under the influence that resulted in death. The accident occurred as she was traveling along Route 16 when her vehicle struck a pedestrian in the road. It is not known if the pedestrian was in a designated area for individuals walking, such as a crosswalk at the time of the crash.
According to reports, the driver left the scene of the accident, but later came back and reported the incident to the police. She was later arrested and charged, but it is not clear what her BAC levels were at the time of the crash. Further details of the accident are not immediately available.
Her defense strategy
This Illinois driver could face years behind bars if convicted. At this time, she would be wise to seek legal counsel regarding the best way to defend herself against charges for a DUI-related crash. With experienced, knowledgeable guidance and a well-prepared defense strategy, it will be possible for her to effectively confront the prosecution’s case and possibly mitigate the penalties she is up against.