Being taken into custody after an accident and having your blood sampled for possible DUI charges will naturally make you feel helpless, even if you're sure you weren't intoxicated -- but the outcome of the blood test is not always the final word in the story. In a Vermont criminal DUI case currently moving through the courts, a forensic pathologist consulted by the defense has raised new questions about the manner in which the driver's blood was tested. Forensic pathologists are medical specialists who investigate the circumstances of sudden or accidental deaths.
The NTSB recently studied what are some of the nation's most dangerous accidents: wrong-way crashes. Research shows that sort of accident is the most likely to be fatal. Also, wrong-way accidents are often the result of drunk drivers. Specifically, the NTSB reports that almost 70 percent of such accidents are DUI-related.