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Construction Zone DUI Charges

iStock_000016224740SmallDUI Meant Death at Warm Springs Construction Site. 

Construction zones are particularly hazardous areas, and there are many in and around the city of Las Vegas. It is imperative to use extra caution, but on November 6, the Sun Fun reports that 21-year-old Selina Gonzalez-Gascon sped through the zone on Warm Springs Road hitting and killing a crew member and then driving on. The 49 year old construction worker was directing traffic at 2 am when she was hit.Gonzalez-Gascon, the driver of a 2008 Malibu Chevrolet had to be stopped by other construction workers after she hit the worker because she didn’t stop. In a case like this, the vehicle becomes a 4,000 pound weapon.

After being taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, the worker, who was wearing safety equipment and reflexive clothing, was pronounced dead.
Gonzalez-Gascon faces charges of DUI involving bodily harm, failure to stop and render aid after an accident, felony hit and run and disobeying the flagman in a construction zone. She will await trial in jail.

In a case like this where someone has been killed in a DUI accident, the charges rise exponentially. The defendant driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be held responsible by law enforcement for the destruction whether the victim presses charges for the defendant or not. This is the reason why an experienced DUI lawyer is necessary.

If you have found yourself in this situation, let Potter Criminal Defense help you. These are serious charges that cannot be handled without a quality DUI attorney who is aware of the cases. The statures under the Nevada Revised Statute Section are 484.C430, which is a category B felony.