Early Thursday morning, a drunk driver was driving through a residential part of Trabuco Canyon when he hit a light pole. After hitting the light pole he decided to flee the scene, running through a resident’s backyard. The homeowners heard the commotion and ran outside to see what was happening. They saw the man running and detained him until officers arrived. The man was taken to the hospital and then jail for suspicion of drunk driving.
A good attorney would check the lab results immediately to see if in fact the suspect was drunk. Even if he was not drunk, fleeing the scene of an accident can carry some criminal charges with it, whether you live in Irvine, Newport Beach or Fullerton.
If you have any questions about DUI’s 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).