Two Pennsylvania residents were taken into custody on Tuesday April 24 after they were involved in a DUI accident. The accident occurred after they drove on the boardwalk on the Jersey Shore, according to the Press of Atlantic City.
Hyeyeon Ju, of Jenkintown, and Christian Winzcuk, of Philadelphia, were strolling on the beach at night when one of the men lost their cell phones in the sand. They got into their car, thinking that the headlights would help make locating the lost mobile device a bit easier, reports indicated.
Winzcuk, who was initially not reported as the driver of the vehicle, maneuvered the car onto the Boardwalk in an attempt to find the phone. He lost control of the car and drove through a barrier that separated the Boardwalk from the beach. The car came to a halt in the sand after it rolled on its side.
Following the automobile accident, both men were taken to a hospital to see if they had any serious injuries that would require medical treatment. They were released and then brought to the police station by law enforcement officials.
Ju was charged with permitting a person under the influence to drive, having an open container of alcohol in the car and hindering apprehension. Winzcuk was charged with hindering apprehension, driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, having an open container of alcohol in the vehicle and driving a motor vehicle on the Boardwalk.
Driving under the influence is never a good idea. It can lead to criminal prosecution and injuries to yourself or someone else. If you have been involved in a DUI accident, you may benefit from a consultation with personal injury lawyer in Philadelphia. He or she can help you assess your claim and help try your case in a court of law if necessary.