Earlier this month an 18 Year Old URI Student was charged with driving under the influence resulting in serious bodily injury. The Student, from Connecticut, had been drinking at a fraternity prior to the accident which occurred when his vehicle rear-ended another vehicle on Route 138 west. A passenger in the Student's vehicle was taken to the hospital with serious bodily injuries.
The Student was arraigned on charges of driving under the influence, serious bodily injury resulting; driving to endanger resulting in bodily injury; and refusal to submit to a chemical test. He was released on a $5,000 surety bail with a court date set for December 15th.
Penalties for Driving Under the Influence Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury
The charges brought in this case are extremely serious: DUI resulting in serious bodily injury carries a mandatory one year jail sentence with a maximum of ten years in jail and a two year revocation of the individuals drivers license; driving to endanger (also known as reckless driving) resulting in bodily injury carries a jail sentence up to five years and up to a three year license suspension.
Contact Attorney Matthew Marin For Assistance
We assist clients facing a wide range of DUI charges. In fact, we have likely handled a case just like yours. With our significant experience we can answer your questions, calm your nerves, and provide you with a realistic and honest assessment of your case and your situation. Contact us today to schedule a no obligation, free consultation. We are available 24/7 at 401-228-8271 or by email at [email protected].