When a motor vehicle accident occurs, the possibility exists that criminal charges could stem from the event, depending on the circumstances. Authorities have the duty of investigating these events to determine what factors contributed. If alcohol is suspected, charges could result, and if a death also occurred, an accused person will certainly want to explore his or her criminal defense options.
It was reported that one man was recently taken into custody in relation to a fatal motorcycle accident that took place last year in Florida. Apparently, the man was driving a motorcycle and a female passenger was also on the vehicle. The man reportedly entered a roundabout and failed to successfully travel through the circle. As a result, the motorcycle crashed into a wall around the roundabout's center island.
The passenger was ejected from the motorcycle and suffered fatal injuries as a result. The driver suffered life-threatening injuries at the time of the event. Also at that time, police conducted a blood draw, which they used to test the man's blood alcohol concentration level. The results of the test allegedly indicated that the man's BAC level was .137 percent. He was recently charged with DUI manslaughter.
Anyone's life can change in an instant, and this Florida man undoubtedly regrets the event that led to this woman's death. Still, he must now contend with the criminal charges brought against him. In efforts to do so, he may find his best path for handling his case by thoroughly reviewing his available criminal defense options.