An alleged hit-and-run accident in Port St. Lucie on August 26 in which a 25-year-old Pompano Beach motorcyclist died has resulted in the arrest of a 47-old Port St. Lucie man. The latter individual is facing charges of hit-and-run, driving under the influence (DUI) and causing death. He’s currently in St. Lucie County jail on $105,000 bail.
The accident, which took place at the intersection of Southeast Village Green Drive and Southeast Walton Road, occurred at approximately 8 p.m. on the 26th. The victim was heading east onto Walton Road, while the other man was seeking to turn south onto Village Green Drive in his blue 1999 Chevy Astro van.
During that turn, the motorcyclist was struck. Witnesses told police that no effort was made to help the victim and described the van as having a badly damaged front-end. Less than a mile away at the Midport Apartments, a van matching that description was found. The van driver claimed that the motorcyclist had struck him.
Despite arresting him for DUI, no blood alcohol levels were listed on the police report. Police claimed that the man was glassy-eyed and smelled of alcohol and told them that alcohol and marijuana were in the vehicle.
An arrest that’s directly related to the death of any person is always a serious matter and requires an experienced Port St. Lucie criminal lawyer like Jeffrey Garland to uncover all of the facts. He’s been providing legal assistance to clients in the area since 1981 and knows that what’s in a police report isn’t always accurate. In addition, what’s omitted from that same statement can be vitally important to a case.
Garland knows that witness statements are sometimes open to question, with mistakes made when it comes to identifications. The interpretation of the actual facts involved can also vary wildly between multiple statements that are offered.
A Port St. Lucie criminal lawyer like Jeffrey Garland knows that merely accepting at face value any evidence presented denies a client the ability to challenge those results. Having been trained to spot scientific flaws in evidence and working with experts in the field, Garland provides his clients with the best possible representation.
So if you or someone you know is in need of a Port St. Lucie criminal lawyer, make sure to contact the offices of Jeffrey Garland to set up a free consultation.