A snowmobile accident led to one man’s death this past weekend in Wright County, Minnesota. Charles Webb was charged with criminal vehicular homicide and is currently in custody. He was driving the snowmobile with his friend and driving very fast when he stopped abruptly. Both men were thrown off the snowmobile. Neither of them were wearing helmets. Police believe alcohol was a factor in the incident. Webb stopped because they were approaching the shoreline. Reid Ferguson was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident in Maple Lake Township. Webb was taken to the hospital where he was treated. He was then transferred to the jail where he was charged with criminal vehicular homicide.
In Minnesota, drivers on a snowmobile face the same penalties as a regular DUI. Therefore, drivers are also facing an implied consent revocation of their license. This is also an enhanceable offense. Webb will be facing criminal vehicular homicide which occurs when a person causes injury or death as a result of a DUI. The sentence for criminal vehicular homicide is imprisonment for not more than 10 years and/or $20,000 fine. Criminal Vehicular homicide is a felony in Minnesota. Other ways to get a DUI are with a boat, golf cart, lawn mowers, or ATV’s, etc. A person does not need to be driving a car to receive a DUI charge.
If you have been charged with driving under the influence when driving any of the motor vehicles listed above, contact Keller Law Offices. Criminal defense attorneys can help fight the charge for you. There are two criminal defense attorneys at Keller Law Offices. Criminal vehicular homicide and driving under the influence charges are serious crimes with the possibility of serious prison time. The criminal defense attorneys at Keller Law Offices are aggressive and experienced. Call 952-913-1421 for a free consultation.