A Bryan man has found himself accused of drunk driving after an incident on Leonard Road Friday night. To our ears, it definitely sounds like one of those traffic incidents where all the parties involved are lucky it wasn't worse.

According to police, the man was driving down the 700 block of Leonard Road around 7 p.m. when the pickup truck in which he was driving left the road and hit a utility pole.

After striking the pole, the man allegedly put his car in reverse and re-emerged onto Leonard Road, where he collided with another pickup truck that was headed in the opposite direction. The collision knocked the truck over onto its side.

The driver of the second pickup truck was relatively uninjured, but the man who was driving the first truck was taken to St. Joseph Hospital for treatment.

After the man was discharged from the hospital, he was charged with DWI. For him, the charge is a felony. If he is found guilty, he could spend up to three years in jail and might have to pay a fine of up to $10,000. He has also been charged with driving without a valid license and failure to control speed.

Coverage of the event has indicated that the man was somewhat argumentative with the police when he was arrested. Although some feelings of anger and fear would be normal in such a situation, there is little benefit to being angry with individual officers. A better course of action may be to seek out an attorney who practices DWI law and arrange to have him or her help you make your best argument against the charges facing you.

Source: The Bryan-College Station Eagle, "Bryan man charged with DWI after accident," Sept. 9, 2012