The Taunton truck driver who allegedly crashed his truck under a bridge in Fall River last month in an apparent road rage incident is now being charged with Massachusetts Drunk Driving Charges after investigators believe he lied.
Following the crash on Route 79 under the bridge in Fall River, Massachusetts State Police responded and found the man apparently unconscious and hanging over a jersey barrier. His truck was nearby and engulfed in flames.
After being taken to the hospital, the man allegedly gave several interviews to reporters and claimed that he had been a victim of road rage, alleging that people in a black car had fired a gun at him.
The Massachusetts State Police, however, have since released a statement that there is no evidence to support the man’s road rage claim. In a follow-up interview, the man allegedly recanted his road-rage story and admitted he had made it up. State Police have now filed OUI / DUI Charges against him.
Unfortunately, circumstances such as these present themselves all too often. Many people are under the mistaken belief that they can talk their way out of criminal charges, whether from lying to the police and trying to be ‘honest’ and upfront with them. At the end of the day, if there are criminal charges to be filed, the police will file them.
The best advice any lawyer can give to anyone in these or similar circumstances is to exercise your 5th amendment right to remain silent. There is a reason why this is a constitutional right, because in fact, “anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.”
Accordingly, the better practice is always to first consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney. Even in circumstances where there might still be a chance to talk your way of being charged with a crime, it would be best to try to accomplish this with the guidance and assistance of an attorney.
Boston Criminal Lawyer Lefteris K. Travayiakis has experience in fighting Massachusetts Drunk Driving Charges, including Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol and Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle, and is available 24/7 for consultation.
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