Drunk driving is a criminal action that must be avoided when possible. What some people might not think about when they are discussing impaired driving is that car crashes can happen when drivers aren't able to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. This severely complicates DWI charges.
The circumstances of the accident can impact what happens after the wreck. Being involved in an accident when you are impaired can lead to more criminal charges than what might be possible if there isn't a car crash as well. In the most basic drunk driving case, you face considerable fines, time in prison, the loss of your driver's license and other consequences.