Nineteen people were injured after a drunken driver sideswiped a party bus in his SUV on the Eisenhower Expressway. The SUV driver has now been charged with DUI.
The party bus, which is equipped with flat screen TV, audio equipment and even a dance floor, was loaded with at least 35 people who were drinking and dancing, when the SUV hit it on the left side.
One of the uninjured passengers, Andrea Boyd recalled the accident, “We were just riding, having a party for someone who died in the family,” when the SUV, “hit us from behind. And everybody on the bus was tumbling and flipping over each other.”
In total 15 people on the bus were injured, some with serious but non-life threatening injuries.
The SUV driver, Andy Terrell, 28, and his three passengers also sustained injuries. Terrell was charged with DUI, improper lane change, speeding along with other traffic violations.
Beating a DUI is possible, but you the accused will have to hire a DUI attorney well-versed to work on their case.
A DUI conviction can result in jail time, loss of driving privileges along with expensive fines. This charge will stay on a person’s record for many years, having an effect on their future. With an effective Illinois DUI attorney the accused has the opportunity to present a strong defense, giving them the chance to defeat or reduce the charge.
DUI lawyers have a number of strategies they can employ to help you avoid the negative effects of a drunk driving arrest.