People use alcohol to celebrate the good times and to try to cope with the bad, but no matter what the reason is, there is no occasion for drinking and driving because it creates nothing but bad situations.
Jake Harris, star of television’s “Deadliest Catch”, was arrested for supicion of driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) in Washington State, according to TMZ. Harris, who is 24-years-old, is currently dealing with the loss of not only his fellow co-star, but his father, Captain Phil Harris, who died in the beginning of February.
Our car accident lawyers in San Diego know that losing a parental figure is a tough thing to go through, especially at such a young age. But Captain Harris’ passing is no excuse to put others at risk for wrongful death, which is exactly what Jake Harris did when he chose to drive at night while intoxicated.
Jake was booked at a nearby Seattle jail on three misdemeanors: suspicion of DUI, driving with a suspended license, and a hit-and-run accident charge. $1,500.00 has been set for his bail.
It is most likely, though not certain, that Harris is still mourning the loss of his father from earlier this month, which is a hard situation to wrap one’s head around at such a young age. That said, reckless driving and putting others in the path of personal injury is not the way to handle it — under no circumstance should anyone be behind the wheel of a car after drinking heavily.
The San Diego car accident lawyers who work at our law firm know that DUI accidents are preventable, but we need to have stricter enforcement on the road and in the car. People should be required to hand their keys in when they go to a bar and not be allowed to have them back unless they pass a breathalyzer test. Otherwise, it is call someone up for a ride and pick up your’s in the morning. Just as ID’s are checked at the door, so should the means to drive.
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