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Alleged drunk driver deemed responsible for accident

A driver is likely facing charges after allegedly causing a car accident on Interstate 40 in Greensboro, North Carolina, according to local sources. The alleged drunk driver was involved in an accident that caused a tractor trailer to overturn on the highway. It is not clear whether the driver is in custody at this time or whether or not a criminal defense attorney has taken the case. 

According to the limited information provided in the report, around 4:30 a.m. on April 7, a driver believed to be intoxicated behind the wheel was traveling westbound on Interstate 40 East, headed the wrong direction into oncoming traffic. This caused a collision between the wrong-way car and an eastbound vehicle carrying a single driver. The force of the impact seriously injured both drivers, and each was taken to local hospitals by arriving medical personnel. 

The driver of the tractor trailer swerved off the road in an attempt to avoid the collision, causing the truck to overturn. Thankfully the driver was unharmed in the crash. It was not explicitly stated in the report, but standard procedure with the allegedly intoxicated driver would be to take a blood sample at the hospital to gauge blood alcohol levels. If the level is above .08, the driver may face charges. 

However, in situations where a car accident is caused by an allegedly drunk driver, the onus is on North Carolina prosecutors to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the driver was indeed intoxicated at the time of the crash and his or her intoxication contributed materially to the accident. Drunk driving charges can be refuted in a variety of ways. However, all involve a careful review of any evidence presented by prosecutors in advance of a trial date. 

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