Every year, thousands of car accidents involve drunk drivers, and many people believe that a drunk driver is always at fault in an accident. Unfortunately, this is not always true. If you recently experienced a car accident with a drunk driver, it's important to fully understand the facts of your accident, especially if you suffered an injury.
An accident in Kentucky in the early hours of Dec. 28 seriously injured a Louisville woman when a driver allegedly struck her in a crosswalk. The driver was charged with wanton endangerment, driving with a license suspended and DUI, according to Louisville Metro Police. His bond was set at $10,000, and a judge ordered the 46-year-old not to drive.
Drivers in Kentucky likely know that drinking and driving is illegal but do not have all the important safety information regarding this issue. The amount of U.S. adults that have admitted to driving while impaired by alcohol totals 112 million people every year, but only 1.4 million drivers were arrested for alcohol or drug related offenses in 2010. Since more people drive under the influence of alcohol than are caught yearly, this could be a reason 10,322 people died in 2012 due to crashes involving alcohol impairment.
Drivers who get behind the wheel under the influence of alcohol generate enough worry for other drivers, but they also put their own children in peril. According to a new study, a disturbing number of child fatalities in DUI accidents were caused as a result of the children's own driver.