Last week in Coral Springs, one Plantation man was arrested after he ran into several cars, allegedly while under the influence of alcohol. According to one local news report, the accident occurred late on Sunday night at the 1600 block of NW 102 Way.
Evidently, one of the man’s relatives attempted to stop him from getting behind the wheel that night, but the driver insisted. Not long after he drove off in his Maserati, he ended up crashing into two parked cars that were in a driveway. Ultimately, the man’s vehicle came to rest with one of the cars partially resting atop his Maserati. The other vehicle he hit was pushed into a nearby utility pole.
Thankfully, no one was in either car, and the driver sustained only minor cuts and bruises. He declined medical treatment and also refused a blood test. However, during a hospital interview, he admitted to drinking two beers and taking one shot of vodka in the minutes preceding the accident. He also told officers that he thought he hit a mailbox, but he doesn’t remember hitting any cars.
The judge presiding over the driver’s bail hearing noted that he has other open DUI offenses at the moment and held him on a $90,000 bond.
Drinking and Driving on Florida Roads
It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that drunk driving is an extremely hazardous habit. Each year, hundreds of Floridians lose their lives in drunk driving accidents, and every single one could have been prevented had the proper care and caution been taken.
Any time a driver’s blood alcohol content (BAC) is greater than .08, they are in violation of the law and can be charged with drunk driving. If a drunk driver causes an accident while intoxicated, anyone injured in that accident may be able to look to the drunk driver for financial responsibility. This may include medical expenses and emotional distress, as well as lost wages, when appropriate.
Establishing a case against a drunk driver can be straightforward or complex, depending on the surrounding circumstances. In cases where a driver admits to being drunk or takes a blood or breath test, those statements or test results will generally be admissible at trial. However, there are many cases that are proven without this kind of evidence. To learn more, call a dedicated Florida personal injury attorney.
Have You Been Injured in a Florida DUI Accident?
If you or a loved one has recently been involved in any kind of serious auto accident in Florida, you may be entitled to monetary damages based on that driver’s reckless decision to get behind the wheel after having too much to drink. To speak with a dedicated attorney about what rights you may have as an injured Florida accident victim, call 800-753-5529 to set up a free consultation.
See More Blog Posts:
Coral Springs Motorcycle Accident Kills One, Injures Another, Cecere Santana Injury Lawyers Blog, published June 9, 2015.
Martin County Football Coach Killed in Early-Morning Accident, Cecere Santana Injury Lawyers Blog, published May 28, 2015.