People convicted of a DUI here in Nebraska can likely attest to just how much it can change a person’s life. Not only does the person face the possibility of losing his or her license, depending on the circumstances around the case, the person may have to serve jail time or pay a hefty fine. This could be the fate of one man in Nebraska who police say may be facing charges of DUI resulting in serious bodily injury after a crash that left a young girl fighting for her life.
According to officials, the accident happened on a recent early evening. They claim that the man was driving a pickup truck when he struck an SUV at a local intersection. They also allege that the man failed to stop and subsequently hit another car a couple of blocks later. One witness in the second vehicle claimed that the man’s truck was speeding, estimating that it was moving between 80 to 90 mph.
In one of the vehicles, a mother and child suffered significant injuries. The girl, age 6, had to be given CPR as she was rushed to a nearby hospital. Her injuries were life-threatening, and authorities report that her condition remains critical. The mother and two other people were injured during the incident. Police believe that alcohol may have been a factor and the man driving the pickup truck may be charged with DUI resulting in serious bodily injury as well as leaving the scene of an accident.
The charges this man may be facing are serious. The punishment for conviction of his offenses may result in jail time, but there could be other lifelong effects. People with a DUI conviction may have difficulty obtaining employment, getting a loan or renting an apartment. Anyone facing these kinds of criminal charges here in Nebraska will want to ensure that he or she has a strong criminal defense strategy to facilitate the best possible outcome.