West Virginia authorities charged a Raleigh County man with first-offense DUI and leaving the scene of an accident after he allegedly drove into a house recently, according to WBOY.com
Police said the investigation into the crash caused by Jordan Isaac Hardy, 22, will continue.
Officers said nobody was injured in the crash. The house sustained no damage, according to the news agency.
Attorney Sean Logue’s take:
Although this is Mr. Hardy’s first DUI offense, his case cannot be taken lightly. A crash was involved, and police have accused him of leaving the scene of an accident.
However, this story begs the question: If Mr. Hardy fled the scene, how do police know if he was capable of safe driving at the time of the crash? Further, how do police know he had operational control of the vehicle at the time of the crash?
In DUI cases, these are elements that must be established by police for charges to stick, and Mr. Hardy should contact an attorney immediately to get the best possible defense. Specifically, he needs to hire an attorney who isn’t afraid to take the charges to trial and fight for his rights.
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