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Deputy dies in intersection crash resulting from alleged DUI

When you're driving while under the influence, you are putting yourself and others in danger. Sadly, many people find that their one-off bad decision does lead to serious consequences.

Take for example this case involving a South Florida crash that resulted in a deputy's death. A 32-year-old man was driving when he ran a red light, hitting a deputy's vehicle.

At the time of the fatal car crash, the deputy had been traveling to a call, so his lights and sirens were being used. Unfortunately, the 32-year-old driver did not see the patrol vehicle and hit the passenger side. The 30-year-old officer inside was killed due to the impact.

The news from Aug.15 reports that the 32-year-old man now faces over a dozen charges following the crash. One of those offenses includes DUI manslaughter. It is not clear why the authorities believe this was a DUI crash, and no blood test results were released.

This situation is just a single example of how a momentary lapse in judgment or a simple mistake can take a life. If you hurt or kill someone in a DUI crash, it's important that you have someone on your side to help with your defense. Killing someone as a result of intoxication can lead to serious penalties including time in prison and harsh fines. Your attorney will work with you if you face a DUI charge or other indictments as a result of getting into a serious or fatal crash. That's also the best way to make certain that you know what to expect in court and can respond to the allegations appropriately.

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