A serious crash Wednesday morning in Tempe near Arizona State University resulted in three people being sent to the hospital in serious condition, reports ABC15 News. Tempe police believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.
A pickup truck and a sedan were reportedly involved in the crash that occurred at 2:30 a.m. on Apache Boulevard, according to Tempe Police Department spokeswoman Molly Enright.
The three people injured were reportedly in serious condition; however, they are expected to survive their injuries, according to ABC15.
Although the crash occurred near ASU, no ASU students were reportedly involved, according to Tempe police. The area surrounding ASU is usually heavily patrolled by school officials and police officers. Tempe law enforcement and school authorities partnered last year to enforce traffic laws and crack down on campus alcohol violations in or near the school. Apache Boulevard near College Avenue, where the crash occurred, is an area that is often patrolled.
Tempe Vehicular Crimes Officers are continuing to investigate the crash. If there was someone primarily responsible for the crash, and he or she was under the influence of alcohol at the time, the driver could face serious repercussions for causing the crash and will likely need the assistance of an experienced Phoenix DUI attorney. The crime of committing a DUI causing serious injury death can be charged as a felony DUI. Felony DUI convictions can result in significant jail time, high fines and fees, and the installation of an ignition interlock device.
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