A 50-year-old man was charged with aggravated DWI and vehicular assault after striking a pedestrian in Clarence, New York. The pedestrian suffered serious injuries in the accident.
New York State Police said Michael Eddo was driving southbound on Harris Hill near Main Street when his vehicle hit a 51-year-old man who was walking on the road. The man was taken to Erie County Medical Center to receive treatment for his injuries.
Police arrested Eddo after he failed field sobriety tests. His breath sample indicated a blood-alcohol content (BAC) of .19 percent, which is more than twice the legal limit.
By definition, BAC measured at .18 or greater is charged as aggravated DWI as it means the alcohol in a person’s system is more than twice the legal limit. Aggravated DWI charges should not be taken lightly. The serious nature of such charges demands the attention of an experienced criminal defense attorney.
An aggravated DWI conviction, even for a first offense, can result in harsh penalties including jail time, license revocation, fines and more. However, it is possible to fight against these charges. If you have been arrested on aggravated DWI or other related charges, contact Brill Legal Group as soon as possible.