In California, and elsewhere, drunk driving is among the leading causes of motor vehicle accidents. As a result of an increased desire to reduce these numbers, drivers can face additional and upgraded charges when, following an accident, they are accused of drunk driving. This can lead to more serious potential consequences, including a longer prison or jail sentence, increased fines and driver’s license suspensions.
A 34-year-old man was arrested in Sunnyvale recently after being involved in a fatal car accident. He is reportedly accused of having caused the wreck, for which, according to California Highway Patrol, speed and alcohol played a part in causing. Law enforcement officers arrested the man on suspicion of drunk driving. He could face a felony DUI charge, in addition to one for vehicular manslaughter. News sources did not indicate, however, when formal charges might be filed.