In Huntington Beach on Friday, two police officers pulled over a Volvo for a traffic violation. A Chrysler driven by Christopher Seymour pulled up behind the officer’s car and crashed into it. The police car that was hit then crashed into the other police car. To avoid being hit, the driver of the Volvo jumped out of the way and hit the officer, causing injuries. Seymour sustained moderate injuries so he was treated and then taken to jail on suspicion of drunk driving.
A good DUI attorney would check the defendant’s blood alcohol level to see if the driver was actually intoxicated. It may have been that Seymour just accidentally hit the officer’s car. The drunk driver will likely have to pay for the damage of both police cars and his own car and will face thousands of dollars in court and attorney fees.
If you have any questions about driving under the influence or about your own charges, please call Orange County defense attorney William Weinberg, at 949.474.8009 (Irvine office) or 714.834.1400 (Orange office).