Robert S. Muir, Attorney at Law
CALL TODAY
724-471-6457
Have You Been Charged With A Crime?
I Will Defend Your Rights.
Menu Contact

Trucker in Pennsylvania charged with drunk driving

A truck driver originally from Texas is facing serious charges following a crash in Bentleyville, according to local sources. Pennsylvania authorities have reported the man reportedly smashed through a McDonald's drive thru. He has been accused of drunk driving and is now being held in Washington County against a $25,000 bond.

According to the limited information released to the public at this time, it appears that around 2 a.m. the morning of May 2, the driver attempted to enter the drive thru lane of a McDonald's restaurant. Police say in his attempt, the man crashed into the drive thru station as well as a mailbox, a sign, a utility pole and a gas line. There is no word as to whether anyone was injured, including the driver himself.

State police arriving on the scene reportedly tested the man for blood alcohol level, though they did not specify what sort of test was used. Police say his BAC came back at .123, beyond the legal limit in Pennsylvania. He was arrested and now faces charges of reckless driving, careless driving and driving under the influence. If he is found guilty, he could spend time in jail and also lose his trucking license.

Understandably, the loss of his license would directly impact his vocation. Pennsylvania prosecutors will have to prove the man is guilty of drunk driving at the time of the accident in order to secure a conviction. The man's defense will likely review the timeline of his arrest and the specifics of how he was tested for intoxication. If the testing was conducted improperly, or long enough after the accident for the results to be called into question, that evidence could be inadmissible before the court. This could have a profound impact on the outcome of a trial.

Source: cdllife.com, "Trucker charged with DUI after crashing into McDonald's drive thru", May 3, 2018

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Contact The Firm

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

email us for a response

Keep In Touch

Indiana Office
936 Philadelphia Street
Indiana, PA 15701

Phone: 724-471-6457
Fax: (724) 349-7242
Indiana Law Office Map

Johnstown Office
311 Country Club Road
Johnstown, PA 15905

Phone: 724-471-6457
Map & Directions

Office Locations

Firm NUmbers