Driving Under the Influence Has Devastating Results Across the Country
As reported by ABC 13, a 35 year-old-woman admitted to drinking before being involved in a horrific traffic accident. The driver struck a vehicle before hitting a tree. Five children were in her vehicle at the time. The crash resulted in the driver and two of the children having to be airlifted to a nearby hospital. The other driver involved in the accident was also hospitalized as a result of the crash.
A Labor Day drunk driving crash took the life of a 27-year-old woman who was a passenger on a motorcycle. The accident occurred in Madison County. The motorcycle was struck by another vehicle driven by an alleged drunk driver. The driver charged with “aggravated driving under the influence causing death,” according to RiverBender.
In Lancaster, a woman and her unborn baby were killed when a suspected drunk driver hit her vehicle. The driver of the other vehicle was being “pursued by sheriff’s deputies in Lancaster” according to ABC 7 when the accident occurred. During the pursuit, the alleged drunk driver alluded deputies and ran a red light, striking the woman’s vehicle. The driver then fled the scene.
A suspected drunk driver in Utah killed a pedestrian walking near the road as reported by CBS 2 KUTV. The driver had a Blood Alcohol Content of .125, over twice Utah’s legal limit of 0.05. The driver was charged with multiple felonies including negligent homicide and DUI with serious bodily injury.
A 30-year-old man was arrested on DUI charges and vehicular homicide in connection with a devastating crash that killed a pregnant woman. The accident happened in Port Orange at around 1 am as reported by WKMG ClickOrlando.
Driving under the influence takes too many lives every year. Studies show that requiring continuous alcohol monitoring can reduce drunk driving recidivism and save lives across the country.