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Shelton – Motorist Charged With DUI Following Crash

A man who injured other motorists in a crash in Shelton last Wednesday has just been charged.

29-year-old Ryan Searles of Milford was driving south on River Road when his vehicle veered onto the opposite lane, crashing head-on into a vehicle. There were two occupants in the northbound car, and both had to be extricated by responding firefighters before they were taken to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Investigators found prohibited substances inside Searles’ car and, after a thorough investigation, determined that he was under the influence at the time of the crash. He has now been charged with possession of narcotics, failure to drive in the proper lane, and DUI.

These types of incidents can be preceded by various circumstances. That said, and regardless of how these motorists become intoxicated, driving in this state is a serious violation. It only makes sense to quickly apprehend these individuals and stop them from causing more harm. They can also face claims from people they have injured. Legal experts can help aggrieved parties understand and pursue this option.

If you or someone you care about was injured in an accident, you may need help navigating the complex challenges of paying for your medical bills, recouping your lost wages, and regaining your quality of life. The Connecticut attorneys with Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers can help you through this process, working to hold the responsible party accountable for the pain and suffering you have had to endure. Call 800-PERKINS for a free consultation with a lawyer today.

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