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DUI manslaughter charge results from Florida accident

No one wants to find him or herself involved in a car accident. Additionally, no one wants to end up in a crash and also have charges for DUI brought against him or her. However, this type of scenario is not uncommon, and if a fatality also results, more serious charges, like vehicular manslaughter, could be filed.

It was recently reported that one man in Florida was recently taken into custody after a fatal accident. The man was reportedly driving a vehicle at a high rate of speed on Interstate 4 when he collided with the rear of another vehicle. The second vehicle then flipped multiple times and came to a stop in the median of the road. A woman was driving the second vehicle and was presumably the only occupant.

That woman was transported to an area hospital, but she succumbed to the injuries she suffered. Her age was not given in the report. The 40-year-old man driving the first vehicle was taken into custody on a charge of DUI manslaughter. It was not clear what caused authorities to suspect impairment. It was also not mentioned whether the man suffered injuries in the incident.

Fatalities that result from car accidents are always regrettable. The man accused in this Florida crash may feel many emotions regarding the situation. Still, he may wish to put his emotions aside to address the serious criminal charges he faces. Exploring his legal options may help him determine how to contend with the DUI allegations brought against him in the aftermath of this tragic incident.

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