Criminal charges can easily come about unexpectedly. Many people may think that individuals who end up facing allegations consciously make decisions to put themselves in these predicaments. However, that may not necessarily be the case, and sudden circumstances could result in a person facing a scenario he or she may never have imagined, such as facing charges for manslaughter.
It was recently reported that a man in Texas is currently in this type of predicament. Apparently, the man had been driving a pickup truck behind another vehicle that was being driven by his wife, when the woman attempted to make a U-turn. Details on the incident were few, but the man's truck collided with the side of his wife's vehicle.
The collision resulted in the woman suffering fatal injuries. She was reported as being 40 years old. It was unclear what may have caused authorities to suspect that the man was under the influence, but nonetheless, he was taken into custody. He is currently facing a charge for intoxication manslaughter. Additional information on the situation may become available at a later time.
The man is undoubtedly devastated by the loss of his wife and how the Texas incident occurred. On top of that loss, he must now also deal with the intoxication manslaughter charge brought against him. In order to address these allegations, the man may wish to gain information on his options for creating a meaningful criminal defense. He may also wish to consider enlisting professional assistance when dealing with the many facets of his situation.
Source: ktsa.com, "Man Charged with Intoxication Manslaughter in Wife's Death", Elizabeth Ruiz, Jan. 30, 2018