A DUI driver struck another car and a fire hydrant in Canoga Park. Water from the damaged hydrant sent a stream of water onto the roof of a nearby store. The crash also damaged nearby power lines. The weight of the water collapsed the roof and injured 9 people, including two children, inside the store.
Police arrested a woman at the scene on suspicion of driving while impaired. Firefighters were able to shut off the damaged hydrant, but condemned the building. WSS, at De Soto Avenue and Sherman Way needed extensive repairs due to water damage and the roof collapse.
Police reported that the driver tested at twice the legal limit for impairment at the scene.
Canoga Park DUI Lawyer
When you face charges for drunk driving, hire an experienced Canoga Park DUI lawyer like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has more than three decades of criminal defense experience. In that time, he has defended thousands of Californians accused of a DUI in LA.
A drunk driving conviction can cause a lot of problems! This situation will resolve for you, but most impaired driving convictions don’t go away quickly. The prosecutor can charge you with felony or misdemeanor DUI. The charges against you depend entirely on the circumstances of your case. The prosecutor will consider injuries to other people, repeat offenses and other factors before charging you.
Even a misdemeanor conviction can have long-lasting consequences. The DMV will automatically suspend your driver’s license. This happens outside of the criminal case against you. When you go to court, the judge can impose other sanctions, including jail time, fines, and additional license suspension. The judge can also require you to install an expensive ignition interlock device or repeat driver training. Drunk driving convictions can prevent you from crossing the border into Mexico or Canada.
That’s why you need professional, aggressive representation in court. Mr. Helfend is a top-rated defender in Los Angeles County and will fight hard to help you retain your rights and freedoms.
Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (310) 456-3317, (818) 591-2809 or (805) 273-5611 for an immediate consultation on your Los Angeles County DUI case.
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