Shortly after being rescued from a burning vehicle, one woman was taken into police custody. News sources say that she is being held on suspicion of causing a DUI accident that led to several people being injured. According to a California Highway Patrol (CHP) officer, the suspect, 20-year-old G.P., was heading east on a busy highway when she lost control of her vehicle. Police believe that due to her intoxication and high rate of speed, she crashed into another vehicle, which spun out of control and struck a third vehicle in the process. G.P. drove off the highway and into a group of trees, causing injury to herself and her two passengers. All three were brought to area hospitals to be treated for multiple injuries, including a collapsed lung, fractured ribs and a dislocated shoulder.
G.P. has since been charged with DUI causing bodily harm and DUI with a blood alcohol level of 0.08% or greater. She was also found to have been driving without a license at the time of the DUI accident. If you're accused of causing a drunk driving collision, know that if you are convicted, you will face enhanced DUI penalties. With this being the case, you'll want to enlist the help of an Orange County DUI lawyer that can help you contest your charges. Don't wait to contact the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry to get legal assistance throughout your case.