Law Office of Christopher A. Connelly
Contact a criminal defense attorney today — 704-376-9376

Charlotte teenager faces drunk driving charge in fatal accident

Everyone can agree that it is sometimes difficult to be a teenager. Teenagers tend to be more prone to rash decisions and irrational behavior. Fortunately for some, these decisions lead to fairly insignificant consequences. For others, however, their decisions have consequences that will alter lives forever. A Charlotte teenager, already a mother to an 11-month old, is facing these consequences after an accident that led to a drunk driving charge.

In early April, an 18-year-old student was driving a sedan at night. In the car with her were three passengers: an 18-year-old, a 15-year old, and her young son. Just before midnight, the car crashed into a tree after the driver lost control of her vehicle.

The 15-year-old was killed, and the 11-month old was severely injured. Both 18-year-olds, students at the same high school, had minor injuries. Upon release from the hospital, the young mother was arrested and charged with several crimes. These charges range from underage consumption of alcohol to manslaughter and child neglect.

Situations such as this are clearly tragic. A young life was lost, and a small child was injured. However many charges, including a drunk driving charge, the Charlotte teenager faces, cooperation with authorities could go along way of reducing her sentence if a conviction is obtained, as well as showing her contrition over the apparently rash decisions that were made. If the allegations against the young woman are true, even without the sentence that a court of law might impose upon her, the knowledge that her actions possibly cost the life a friend and injured her baby will serve as a reminder of the dangers of drunk driving.

Source: CharlotteObserver.com, "Police charge student suspected of drinking alcohol in fatal wreck," Steve Lyttle, April 4, 2013

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Protect Your Rights

Call 704-376-9376 or contact us through the form to the right to schedule a consult to discuss your case.

Reasonable Fees. Payment Plans. Credit Cards Accepted. Se Habla Español

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

CONTACT US TO DISCUSS YOUR CASE

Our Office / Follow Us

Law Office of Christopher A. Connelly
101 North McDowell Street, Suite 104
Charlotte, NC 28204

Phone: 704-376-9376
Charlotte Office Location