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Hit-and-run crash injures woman, leads to drunk driving charges

Drunk driving is taken seriously in Manassas and throughout the Commonwealth. Since there is such a risk of injury and death because of drunk driving, there are a variety of potential penalties if a person is convicted on drunk driving charges. These are compounded when there is an accident and people are injured. Although drunk driving is an irresponsible act, it does not mean that people who are accused of the violation are automatically guilty and will be convicted. This is true regardless of the situation and even if there is an auto accident with injuries. Having a legal defense is essential to any case.

According to a recent report, a woman was injured when she was hit by a car and the driver fled, later being arrested for drunk driving. Law enforcement was called about the incident in the late afternoon at around 5 p.m. The vehicle hit the woman and left her with injuries that were said to be life-threatening. The vehicle was seen by a law enforcement officer shortly after the crash. The driver was stopped at a gas station and placed under arrest. Inside the vehicle was an open container. The woman's condition is not known and the investigation is continuing.

Being arrested for drunk driving can be a worrisome time for any driver. If it also involves allegations of a hit-and-run, it can result in a long period of incarceration, fines and the loss of driving privileges. Not only can it impact a person's freedom, but it can hinder their entire future. A drunk driving arrest is undoubtedly serious, but there are strategies to defend against the charges or perhaps negotiate a plea bargain to avoid the worst penalties. Those who have been confronted with drunk driving charges should take the necessary steps to craft a defense immediately, especially if they are charged with drunk driving and hit-and-run.

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