Police have arrested and accused a woman of drunk driving after she drove into a tent full of people. The collision resulted in seven people inside the tent suffering injuries. The tent was located at a campground in River of Lakes in Grant County, where the accident happened late on a recent Saturday night.
The Grant County Sheriff's Office alleges that the 32-year-old woman who crashed into the tent was inebriated when the accident happened at approximately 10 p.m. Allegedly, she lost control of her sport utility vehicle while trying to maneuver a left-hand turn along campground road while driving through the camping area. Police say that the woman drove into the tent, and then backed over the tent another time.
Four of the injured people inside the tent were taken to Crossing River Hospital in Prairie Du Chien. Three were taken to Grant Regional Hospital in Lancaster. The extent of the injuries are unknown. Fortunately, as of last reports, all of the victims survived.
The accusations against the driver in this crash are still nothing more than allegations. Although she has been charged with OMVI causing great bodily harm, she will not be convicted of the offense until -- and only if -- prosecutors can prove that she is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in court.
Drivers accused of drunk driving and other charges have the legal right to a criminal defense. With the assistance of an experienced drunk driving defense lawyer, accused drivers can evaluate the most suitable criminal defense strategies that can assist them in navigating their criminal proceedings.
Source: NBC15, "Seven injured in Grant County after suspected drunk driver crashes into tent," Aug. 13, 2017