Driver may need DWI defense after crash with cyclist

Having a DWI on one's record can affect a person's life in numerous ways. Besides criminal consequences, there is often a great deal of stigma associated with a drunk driving conviction. That is why it is so important for those accused of DWI and these types of crimes to have a strong criminal defense strategy. One Nebraska man may need just that after authorities claim that he was drunk and struck a bicyclist with his truck.

Police say that the incident happened on a local road just before the weekend. They claim that a man was westbound in his truck when it struck a cyclist going the same direction. The cyclist had to be rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment, but has been well enough to communicate with authorities. Police say that part of the bike's reflector was found on the truck.

Police report that the driver claimed the cyclist was going east when the crash happened and that he attempted to avoid hitting him. However, police investigation determined that was inaccurate. Officials charged the truck driver with operating while intoxicated and no proof of insurance.

The truck driver and others like him facing DWI charges will need to consider the best strategy for criminal defense. Not only can these kinds of charges result in jail time, fines, a suspended license and more, but conviction can mean difficulty obtaining future employment or even a loan. An attorney here in Nebraska with significant experience in this area of the law may be an individual's best chance at the most favorable outcome possible. 

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