Tennessee law enforcement officers responded to the scene of a serious traffic accident this past July. Recently, a grand jury indicted the driver on vehicular homicide charges. He was allegedly driving intoxicated. After the indicted was announced, the 28-year-old man presented himself to the authorities and was taken into custody with a $75,000 bond set.
The accident occurred along a local road around 5 a.m. Reportedly, a vehicle was traveling east when it was struck head-on by a car traveling west in the eastbound lane. The collision killed the driver of the car on impact. The charged driver and a passenger in his vehicle were taken for medical care of minor wounds.
The crash reconstruction team is said to have estimated that the driver was traveling approximately 28 mph over the posted speed limit. In addition to the vehicular homicide charge, he has been accused of reckless assault and endangerment, failing to maintain his travel lane and driving under the influence. The man’s blood alcohol testing reportedly came back at .13 percent, which exceeded Tennessee’s limit of .08.
The man was still in custody at the time of the report. While the charge of vehicular homicide that he faces is admittedly serious, he is entitled to the presumption of innocence at all stages of the coming proceedings. He and his defense team will examine the all of the charges that he is facing in order to prepare the strongest and most effective defense. They will also seek to carefully review all documentation, including the blood alcohol test results, to identify any legal issues subject to formal challenge before the criminal court.
Source: timesnews.net, “Driver indicted in fatal Stone Drive crash“, Rain Smith, Sept. 25, 2014