So here’s the situation, my friend Mitch and 2 of his buddies (I’ll call them Ray and Tom) went out last Friday to a house party. Mitch drove.
Anyway, Mitch is kind of a lightweight but they all coaxed him to drink. After 4 hours he was totally hammered and didn’t want to drive back. Mitch told them to just stay at the house party, sleep it off and drive back in the morning. Ray and Tom weren’t having any of that, so they took Mitch’s car keys and basically forced Mitch back to the car.
They put Mitch in the back seat (laying down) while Ray drove. Of course, Ray hits a fucking wall and totals the car on the highway. Mitch was still passed out, but they took them out of the car and got out. Ambulance and cops arrived and they took Mitch to the hospital. He tore his shoulder ligament and won’t be able to use the arm for a month or 2. He’ll most likely have to quit his summer internship due to the pain in his arm and chest.
Mitch got the police report and both Ray and Tom said MITCH DROVE. (Tom and Ray are close friends, Mitch doesn’t really know them THAT well.) The cops also found the keys on Mitch because Tom and Ray put the keys in Mitch’s pockets after they got out. So anyway, they’re trying to pin the DUI on Mitch.
Has anyone been in a similar situation or is Mitch in a bad spot because it was his car? He’s going to hire a lawyer to look into it and possibly talk to Ray to tell the truth, but he doesn’t know for sure what will happen next… he’s going to fight this (legally) if he can, he doesn’t want to get pinned for something he didn’t do.