Former Detroit Lions player Charles Rogers was arrested for a drunk driving charge on September 16, 2009. Rogers was found in his car not responding behind the wheel of his Mercedes. The 28-year-old Rogers refused a breathalyzer test and was arrested and given a blood test. Results of that blood test are pending.
Our car accident lawyers know how dangerous the combination of drinking and driving can be. Drunk-driving is one of the top causes of car accidents because alcohol compromises your ability to drive because the effects cloud your judgment and reaction time.
Rogers was struggling with staying sober, but in an interview with ESPN, he mentioned that he was cleaning himself up and turning his life around. Rogers identified that he had a problem and was taking the steps necessary to put his life on the right path.
For some struggling with alcohol and drugs, the first step is always the hardest: admitting you have a problem. Organizations like Alcoholics Anonymous help people realize that something is wrong and provides advice and peers to help deal with addiction.
Rogers appeared in court on Thursday on the charge of operating while intoxicated and operating without a valid license. Rogers, the second overall pick of the 2003 NFL draft, served 30 days in jail earlier this year instead of remaining in a counseling program after a probation violation due to a domestic violence case.
Alcoholism affects everyone – from your average Joe to even celebrities. Some let their addiction run rampant in their life and could lead to the injuries or wrongful deaths of drivers if they happen to be on the road intoxicated. It’s important that we do all we can to prevent drunk-driving accidents. You can also protect yourself from drunk-drivers by making sure that your car is fully insured.
Our car accident attorneys urge anyone who may think they are struggling with alcohol to get help. Some people may be ashamed or embarrassed to admit it, but admitting you have a problem has much more satisfaction value than causing injury or death of another.
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