Woman facing felony aggravated DUI charges after crash

A supposed drunk driving accident in Massachusetts has left everyone involved seriously injured, with one person facing life-threatening injuries. A drunk driving accident is one in which the person accused of causing the crash is allegedly intoxicated, that is, they have a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent or more. Drunk driving on its own is a crime, and when someone is injured while the person is supposedly driving while intoxicated, then additional criminal charges can follow.

According to the police, the 38-year-old woman who reportedly caused the accident was driving her vehicle in the northbound lane when her vehicle crossed over the centerline and hit an oncoming vehicle. A 67-year-old woman who had at least one other person in the car with her was driving the vehicle the accused supposedly crashed into.

Both of the people in the vehicle that was struck head-on suffered serious injuries and were taken to hospitals for treatment. Though the reportedly drunk driver also suffered some injuries, she now finds herself facing charges of felony aggravated DUI.

An aggravated DUI charge generally means that the person accused of drinking and driving has a BAC that is extremely high. Since the ensuing charges are considered felonies, they carry heavier punishments and have serious consequences, such as prison time and license revocation. These enhanced penalties have the ability to completely change a person's future and therefore should be taken very seriously. Someone facing DUI charges may want to consider consulting an attorney on how to best defend him or herself.

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