Chicago DUI Attorney Fred Mark Dry comments on news item in www.14News.com about teen getting hurt and charged with DUI after Hamilton County, IL car accident.
The article provides few details about the case. If he was found behind the wheel, it is evident that he was the driver. The person who ran away would probably confirm that. However, if the police are relying on the hospital blood test at the time of his treatment to prove the alcohol content of his blood, it would be necessary for the driver’s attorney to determine the hospital’s protocol for making such a determination. Sometimes, the manner of taking the blood interferes. Sometimes, the test process fails. For example, the blood sample gets mixed up. Sometimes, the scientific expression of the result is presented in a misleading way.