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Wife charged with drunk driving after the death of her husband

A Tennessee woman is facing criminal charges after an accident involving a golf cart claimed the life of her husband. She was charged with drunk driving and vehicular assault. The man was taken by helicopter to the hospital for medical treatment, but he was unable to overcome the severity of his injuries and died a few days later.

The accident is still under investigation, and there are many details that are not immediately available. The golf cart crash occurred while the wife was driving the golf cart on a public road through a neighborhood, and drunk driving charges quickly followed. This unusual accident serves as a reminder that a person can face drunk driving charges if intoxicated behind the wheel of any type of motor vehicle, not just a car or truck. This includes golf carts, recreational vehicles, boats and other types of vehicles.

If convicted of these charges, the Tennessee woman could face incarceration, fines and more. In addition to the immediate consequences of a conviction, a person who has been convicted of drunk driving will also face the stigma that often accompanies a DUI, which may impact future career opportunities and much more. As these charges are combined with vehicular assault charges, it is critical that individual immediate steps are taken to protect her future.

Drunk driving charges should be appropriately confronted by securing the help of a knowledgeable and experienced attorney. It is possible to defend against these charges, but it is critical to begin building a defense as soon as possible after an arrest. To understand what defense options are available, a complete case evaluation is recommended. 

Source: newschannel5.com, "1 Charged, Man Dies After Golf Cart Crash", July 19, 2016

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