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Alleged drunk driver sentenced to prison in Connecticut

When it comes to drunk driving crashes, there are many facets to consider. Sometimes, drivers are falsely accused of driving under the influence, while the details pertaining to other cases are exaggerated. For those accused of driving while intoxicated, the consequences can be damaging and life may be permanently changed. Not only do people in this position frequently face prison time and steep fines, but they may lose their right to drive and face other ramifications. For example, people charged with DUI may struggle to find a job in Stamford, or anywhere else in Connecticut.

A woman from Connecticut was recently sentenced to prison over a 2015 drunk driving accident. According to authorities, the woman was responsible for hitting a Department of Transportation employee while driving drunk. Officials say the woman claimed she only had one drink, although blood tests reportedly showed her blood alcohol level to be much higher. The woman will spend 33 months behind bars, with five years of probation afterward. She was also fined $500.

In court, the woman responsible for causing the crash apologized for the drunk driving accident, which took place on the Merritt Parkway. The prosecutor claims the DOT worker, who had responded to a separate accident, was thrown 10 feet after he was hit by the woman.

For people who have been accused of driving drunk, it is crucial to understand every legal option and carefully figure out the best path forward. Additionally, consulting an attorney who is very experienced in handling these types of cases could be a wise decision.

Source: Connecticut Post, "Trumbull woman gets 33 months for hitting DOT worker," Daniel Tepfer, May 19, 2016

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