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Drinking and driving cause of hit and run in Brampton

Even the best of us can sometimes make poor decisions. Unfortunately, when those decisions result in an accident, there can be dire consequences. An east GTA man driving just west of Toronto has been charged with drinking and driving after allegedly causing a serious two-car wreck. His alleged decision to flee the scene may make things even worse for him.

On Sept. 19, 2016, two vehicles were involved in an accident in Brampton, Ontario, at around 8 p.m. The vehicles collided as one of the drivers attempted to make a left turn at the intersection of The Gore Road and Ebenezer Road. The force of the crash caused one of the vehicles to roll over. A 40-year-old man was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, but is expected to survive.

The second driver left the scene on foot. Peel Regional Police found the man nearby shortly afterwards. The man, a 26-year old resident of Oshawa, Ontario, was taken to a hospital where he was treated for minor injuries. Authorities have charged him with impaired driving, having excess blood alcohol and for failing to remain at the accident scene.

Although the accident was very serious, things could have turned out much worse. Nevertheless, the accused driver may be hard-pressed to avoid serious punishment due to the severity of the injuries inflicted, and his apparent failure to stay at the scene. When faced with drinking and driving charges, any accused individual should consider using the services of a criminal defense lawyer for the best possible defence. 

Source: Brampton Guardian, "Drunk driving charges laid in near-fatal Brampton hit-and-run crash", Louie Rosella, Sept. 20, 2016

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