Police in Hudson, New Hampshire, have taken a man into custody recently after his car crashed into a swamp. Police allege that the man was driving while intoxicated at the time of the accident. Authorities responded to the crash at approximately 11 p.m.
The 23-year-old man was held on bail of $5,000 and his arraignment was scheduled for Wednesday. In addition to driving while intoxicated charges, the man has also been charged with being in possession of a narcotic drug.
Fortunately, it was not reported that this man suffered any kind of injuries from his motor vehicle accident. However, the driving while intoxicated and drug possession charges are serious offenses that could come with stiff punishments if the man is ultimately found guilty of the crimes.
New Hampshire residents who are accused of narcotics and DWI crimes will have the right to a criminal defense. Further, they will not be found guilty of the crimes until -- and only if -- they are proved to be so beyond a reasonable doubt. A guilty verdict is sometimes difficult for the prosecution to achieve, though -- especially if the accused obtains a qualified criminal defense attorney.
Indeed, if an individual accused of a crime is able to cast a sufficient level of doubt upon the prosecution's version of the facts in his or her case, then he or she will not be found guilty and will not be punished for the alleged crime. Alternatively, accused New Hampshire residents may choose to reach a plea bargain with the prosecution, where they plead guilty in exchange for a dramatic reduction in punishment. However, plea bargains are not for every case and can still have significant consequences.
Source: necn.com, "Man Charged With DWI After Crashing Car Into Swamp" Tim Jones, Sep. 24, 2014