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Boat Collision Leaves 2 Dead

Posted by Vic Carmody | Apr 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

A Kemper County man was heading towards a sandbar where his father and friend were parked but failed to slow down colliding and killing the two men.  Mississippi Department of Wildlife and Fisheries suspects alcohol or drugs may have been involved.  Take a further look at the article:

This will make the eighth boating related fatality in Mississippi so far this year. ”By the time the sun beats on your for six or seven hours fatigue sets in and your reflexes are slow.  You combine that with alcohol or any kind of drug and you got a recipe for disaster,” said Walker.

Brad Hardy faces numerous charges pending the outcome of toxicology testing.  Walker said the three boats involved in the collision have been collected for evidence.  Accident reconstruction could start as early as Tuesday.

Source: http://www.wlbt.com/Global/story.asp?S=12571278

It is possible to receive a charge of Boating Under the Influence (BUI) in the State of Mississippi.  If you have been boating and are stopped and alcohol is suspected, give our experienced legal team a call and let us advise you of your rights.

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Victor Carmody was employed by the Jackson Police Department as a police lieutenant from 1973-1980. With attorney Vic Carmody you get the best defense from knowing both sides of Mississippi driving under the influence (DUI / ms dui) law. Vic Carmody is an original Founding Regent and served as Dean of the National College for DUI Defense 2001-2002. He currently serves as a Fellow of the college and is active as an instructor during the summer trial college at Harvard Law School. Vic Carmody is the only attorney in the state who is board certified by the National College of DUI Defense. He is also the only attorney in the state who owns the Intoxilyzer® 8000 machine and possesses a DOT permit to operate the Intoxilyzer® 8000. He is the author Understanding DUI Scientific Evidence, 1st and 2nd editions, Mississippi DUI: Law & Practice, and the Mississippi Criminal Trial Practice Forms manual, part of Thomson West's "Mississippi Practice Series." Additionally, The DUI Book: Mississippi Edition, written by Victor Carmody and co-authored with Atlanta attorney William C. Head, is in the process of publication. Vic is the attorney who wrote the books on DUI defense in Mississippi! Vic Carmody has handled and tried DUI cases in 8 States and has presented DUI seminars in 15 states and 4 foreign countries. Mr. Carmody is considered by many as the best DUI attorney in the state. He was recently selected as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Mississippi by The American Trial Lawyers Association. Vic currently serves as DUI chairman for continuing education seminars for the University of Mississippi. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and he was recently selected as a Super Lawyer in DUI and criminal defense by the prestigious Super Lawyers organization. Vic is admitted to practice in all state courts in Mississippi, the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Missisisppi, and the Supreme Court of the United States. Come see us in Flowood, at 781 Liberty Road, across from the Atmos Energy building.

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