Driving while drunk is not only dangerous, but illegal in Montana. When a fatal accident involves a driver who has been drinking, the family of the victim may have a strong desire to seek justice and yearn for closure in the loss of their loved one. Recently, an allegedly intoxicated Montana man has been charged for involvement in a fatal accident.
The fatal accident occurred early September resulting in a wrongful death and one arrest. Purportedly, the Montana man was driving under the influence of alcohol and swerved into oncoming traffic. The collision between him and another car caused the death of his young female passenger and injured both himself and the teen driver in the other car.
Records have stated that officers have charged the Montana man with vehicular homicide and vehicular assault for the death and injuries obtained in the fatal accident. He did recently attend court, though information has not been released detailing the hearing or specifics on the car accident. When tested, it was proved that the man was three times over what is legally considered to be drunk in Montana.
The Montana man has been charged for involvement in a fatal accident and is currently being held on bail as his charges are pending in court. Regardless of the status of the criminal proceedings, the deceased victim's family retains the right to seek separate legal redress through the state's civil court system. If a conviction is secured on the vehicular homicide charge, proof of it may be offered as evidence of liability in a related civil claim.
Source: montanakaimin.com, Belfry man faces vehicular homicide charge, No author, Sept. 6, 2013