A female driver was arrested for drunk driving in Los Angeles after she struck and injured three employees doing work on an underground vault for the Department of Water and Power. According to a KTLA News report, the three men were working in the 5800 block of Franklin Avenue in Hollywood, during the early morning hours, when the driver went through the work zone and hit them. The car apparently also hit a Los Angeles DWP vehicle that was parked in the work area. The woman was arrested for DUI. Two of her passengers were uninjured. However, the three workers were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
If you have been arrested for DUI in Los Angeles, the first thing you need to remember is: you DO NOT have to plead guilty. DUI charges are usually based upon subjective opinions of the arresting officer. Law enforcement officials are trained to look for signs such as the smell of alcohol in the vehicle or on the person, slurred speech or red eyes. But you may have these symptoms even if you did not drink any alcoholic beverages. You’re not guilty just because you got pulled over or arrested.
If you or a loved one is facing DUI charges and the possibility of losing your California driver’s license or your freedom, please call Takakjian & Sitkoff for a free and confidential consultation. We have an excellent track record of getting DUI charges dismissed for our clients based on our defense strategies. If you have been arrested for drunk driving, you may not have to go to jail or pay thousands of dollars in fines. Call us today at 866-430-8383 to find out how we can help.