The Times Leader reports that after a two-year investigation, a Hazleton man scheduled for trial next month for killing a 25-year-old woman in a DUI-related accident has pled guilty to the charges against him. At the time of the crash, the man was allegedly traveling at over 30 mph over the legal speed limit and had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .14 percent.
In this case, no other cars were involved. Only the man and his passenger, the woman who was killed, were present. In DUI accidents more generally, the blame for the accident is almost always laid upon the drunk driver - if any driver in an accident involving more than one vehicle has a BAC of .08 percent or higher, law enforcement will assume that the accident is that driver's fault.
If you find yourself in this position, then you will need a Wilkes-Barre, PA DUI lawyer to fight hard and to prove that you were not at fault for causing the accident. By proving that you were not at fault, you may have your DUI accident charges reduced to a simple DUI, which will significantly reduce the penalties you face.