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Toronto driver hits pedestrians, suspected of impaired driving

A lapse in judgment can happen to anyone, and likely has happened to nearly everyone at some point. When that lapse allegedly results in a traffic accident, and people are hurt, a person may find him or herself in serious trouble with the law. A Toronto driver suspected of impaired driving is in that situation now, a situation that may be familiar to others.

The accident happened on June 3, at around 2 a.m. in the west end of the city. A motorist struck two pedestrians near the intersection of Eglinton Avenue and Dufferin Street, sending both individuals to hospital. One of the two victims reportedly suffered life-threatening injuries, and the other suffered serious injuries that were not life-threatening.

Toronto Police closed off the area and arrested the driver at the scene. A reconstruction team arrived to investigate the accident. In the meantime, the arresting officers charged the man with impaired driving. 

A charge of impaired driving, even for a first-time offender, can be a concern, and demerit points and fines are possible outcomes for anyone convicted. Unfortunately, if a driver injures another person while allegedly impaired, matters often become more serious. In a situation like that, it may take more than a casual understanding of the law to see the case through to a successful conclusion. The best option for a solid legal defence is probably a Toronto lawyer who has years of experience with criminal law. Choosing the right person for the job may make the difference between time behind bars and returning to a normal life.

Source: Global News - Toronto, "1 arrested for impaired driving after 2 pedestrians struck by vehicle - Toronto", Jessica Patton, June 3, 2017

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