Police arrested a woman on suspicion of DWI involving drugs after fireworks ignited inside her car causing an accident that injured her and her two sons. Police allege she was impaired after taking prescription medication. She was also arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault and child endangerment.
The Missouri Highway Patrol said someone in the vehicle apparently lit firecrackers and bottle rockets inside their 2008 GMC Acadia while heading north on I-270 near Clayton Road.
Koriath, 43, of Manchester, lost control of the vehicle. It went off the right side of the road, hitting a guardrail and two road signs. The inside of the van burned up.
An attorney with criminal defense experience could help this woman or any individual facing similar charges prepare and present a defense in court. The attorney could examine the details of the case and make a recommendation that suggest the focus of the defense should be on fighting against a conviction or negotiating for a plea deal that reduces the charges and the possible sentence. In some cases, convictions seem more likely and an attorney can decided if working towards a good plea deal is the best strategy for their client.
Source: STL Today, “Manchester mom arrested for DWI after fireworks ignite in SUV, causing crash“, Kim Bell, November 21, 2013