Drunk driving can get you into some heat with the law and an NBA star for the Miami heat is felt the burn after he was caught driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol.
TMZ reports that Dorell Wright, forward for the Miami Heat, was arrested for drunk driving and driving with a suspended license. The local authorities pulled Wright’s 2005 Bentley over after they witnessed it driving recklessly along Miami roads.
Our firm’s San Diego car accident lawyers want nothing more than to put a stop to drunk drivers and the catastrophic injuries they cause when they crash into other vehicles or people. The pain and suffering felt by the aftermath of a drunk driver is unfathomable and Wright is lucky that the police stop him before he became responsible for a serious accident.
Around 3:37 a.m., police on the roads saw Wright’s vehicle swerving along the roads and pulled him over to investigate, according to the report. Wright could not provide them with current information on his car insurance policy. His speech was slurred and his breath was tinged with the scent of alcohol.
Wright was booked in a jail nearby for driving on a suspended license, as well as driving under the influence of alcohol. He might have to go into counseling for alcohol abuse, relearn driver’s education and safety, and his car may need drunk-driving prevention equipment installed so that Wright does not repeat his mistakes.
While this basketball forward is a young guy, just starting out his professional career at age 24, Wright should know that DUI accidents are preventable by not drinking and driving. True, no one was personally injured or killed by Wrights actions, but our car accident lawyers know that it can happen, so why even take the risk?
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