A man who was in charge of enforcing laws for convicted felons has found himself on the other side of the law after causing property damage on Lakeside roads.
The San Diego Union Tribune writes that Kevin Coyne barricaded himself for two hours inside of his residence after causing a car accident that took down two street signs.
Our firm’s Lakeside auto accident lawyers know that reckless driving, whether intentional or unintentional, is the often first step in causing severe bodily harm or even wrongful death. When someone uses their car to solve their emotional problems, catastrophic injuries are not far behind. No personal injuries were reported from the incident that eventually ended peacefully, but Coyne’s emotional state has come into question from the ordeal.
Coyne, 45, was on Melrose Place near Sunview Drive when he knocked down two traffic signs before speeding off to his house two blocks away. California Highway Patrol (CHP) instructed him to come out of his house, but Coyne refused to comply for over two hours.
After several family members entered his home and spoke with him, Coyne finally surrendered to police requests. He was booked on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI), as well as hit-and-run driving. According to CHP reports, Coyne has retired from the government in order to receive medical treatment.
This firm’s San Diego auto accident lawyers are happy that this incident resolved itself without any injuries, deaths, or violence. Often times we let our emotions or stress get the best of us and when those moments happen, it is best that we do not get behind the wheel of a moving vehicle.
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