Driver facing several charges after Chattanooga accident

Posted on Thursday, August 18th, 2016 at 11:26 am    

Several charges were recently filed against a man in Chattanooga after he was involved in a two-vehicle accident that resulted in the injuries of three people, an August 14 article of wdef.com reported.

According to reports, the Tennessee Highway Patrol arrested 22-year-old Elder Lopez after he was involved in a car accident in the 2200 block of Hickory Valley Road. A complaint revealed that a vehicle containing three people was struck by Lopez’s vehicle after he failed to stop at a stop sign. Reports also revealed that Lopez went on to drive with excessive speed in the wrong lane of traffic. Authorities determined Lopez was under the influence during his apprehension. A $20,000 bail was imposed upon Lopez, who is currently facing charges of DUI, reckless endangerment, and leaving a crash scene.

Facing a DUI or any related charge can be frightening, especially if it is your first offense. However, if you are charged with such a crime, working with an attorney is a critical step in making sure that your rights as a person are protected. Get in touch with a lawyer at Horst Law in Nashville today by calling (615) 403-2971.