There are DWI suspects, and then there are DWI suspects who drive their pickup truck onto a police cruiser. A New York Injury Lawyer was told of a recent DWI arrest that a 26-year old man may want to tell his children about, or perhaps he would just as soon forget about it.
Early Sunday morning outside of a local bar, two men became involved in an argument following a night of drinking. As the two men were outside of the bar continuing in their heated discussion, one of the men climbed into his Volkswagen and sped away. The other young man would not hear of it and chose to enter his F-250 pickup and give chase to the other man, recounts the NY Personal Injury Lawyer. The chase continued for a short time and ended when the man in the pickup truck forced the driver of the Volkswagen into a utility pole. As bad as this is at the moment, unfortunately the story does not end at this point.
The 26-year old pickup truck driver, having had a few too many alcoholic beverages at the bar and apparently startled at the crumbled up Volkswagen that lay before him, threw his pickup into reverse so as to back away from the damaged vehicle. What he did not notice was the unmarked police vehicle that had been driven in behind his truck by an alert detective who had been witness to almost the entire crash.
Having his vehicle in reverse and unaware of the detective behind him, he backed his truck onto the hood of the police car. Thankfully, the detective was quickly taken to the local hospital where he was treated and released with minor injuries. The monster-truck driver, however, was immediately taken into custody and charged not only DWI, but also with reckless driving, negligent driving, and two counts of second-degree assault.
The 26-year old Maryland man with monster-truck ambitions was released from jail sometime Sunday morning after posting a $10,000 bond.
Drinking and driving never mixes, regardless of whether you drive on or off road. If you have been injured because of the negligence or carelessness of another, whether it involves a brain injury, broken bone, or back injury, it is important to get legal guidance as soon as possible. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries including reimbursement for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and loss of income.
When you are involved in an accident, your world may seem as if it is spinning due to the many different people who want to speak with you or are even trying to get you to sign something that you really are not sure whether you should or not. Before signing or agreeing to anything, contact Stephen Bilkis and Associates who will review everything that anyone is wanting you to sign and be sure your rights are preserved under the law.