My husband was issued a citation for Careless and Prohibited Driving yesterday afternoon following his accident. He hydroplaned while on a curve coming down a mountain, lost control and flipped his truck, totaling it. My children and I were a few miles behind him and found him walking along the road. We picked him up and drove on home to get one of our friends to help us pull his truck out of the ditch. There was no property damage, other than to his truck, and he was the only one involved.
We were later told that my husband was wanted at the sheriffs office. We went there and he was cited for careless and prohibited driving. He has a court date and he was just going to pay the fine and be done with it but he needs to have a clean driving record, as he is a commercial truck driver. I told him to fight the charge since there were no witnesses and no officers showed up until after he left the accident. For all anyone knows, I could have been driving the truck instead of him.
A trucking company called him today wanting him to drive for them but my husband told him about yesterday and what he was charged with and this company told him to get an attorney and fight the charge. If this goes on his record it may prevent him from driving a commercial vehicle, which will mean a loss of income for us. This is all good if we could actually find an attorney willing to take this on. The attorney's in this area are afraid to go up against the cops in our county for some odd reason.
So, what do you think...should he just pay it and hope to find a trucking company willing to hire him or should he continue to search for an attorney and fight this charge? Thanks for any and all replies!