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Old Saybrook – DUI Suspect Finally Arrested

A man suspected of DUI was finally arrested last Saturday.

On July 31, 2013, 49-year-old John Emory Shepard was driving off-road near his Essex Road residence when he crashed his Jeep Wrangler. Leah Coleman, his then-girlfriend, was also in the vehicle and was killed in the crash. According to reports, the vehicle did not have a roof or doors, and Shepard was intoxicated at the time of the accident. Authorities thoroughly investigated the case and were ready to file for a warrant when Shepard fled Connecticut. Authorities from different states cooperated to locate and monitor the suspect, culminating in his arrest in Fort Lauderdale, Florida last Saturday. He is scheduled to be moved back to Connecticut to face charges of second-degree manslaughter and first-degree manslaughter with a motor vehicle.

This case exemplifies how aligned officials from all states in the country are when it comes to apprehending suspects and making sure these individuals are brought to justice. Wherever victims are from, these situations can be challenging for them or their families. They have to be given opportunities to find closure, and serving justice is a crucial aspect of this process.

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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