In 2002, actor Nick Nolte pled no contest to a charge of driving under the influence of drugs and was sentenced to three years probation. Brawley Nolte, Nick Nolte’s 23-year-old son, followed in his father’s footsteps as he was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) of a controlled substance in Santa Monica on Thursday.
It seems the saying “like father, like son” is more true than ever in this case.
Our car accident lawyers have zero tolerance for drunk drivers. During 2005, 16,885 people in the United States were killed in a drunk-driving accident, representing 39 percent of all fatal car accidents, truck accidents and motorcycle accidents.
When will people start to realize that they put themselves and other innocent lives at risk when they decide to drink and drive? How many more wrongful deaths have to occur before people learn that drinking and driving takes a terrible toll on society?
Brawley — who as a child actor played a role in the film “Ransom” with Mel Gibson — was driving north on the Pacific Coast Highway through Santa Monica Tuesday when he made an unsafe lane change and rear-ended a car in front of him. When police arrived he got into a scuffle with the law authorities. Brawley was taken into custody after failing field sobriety tests. The charges are DUI as well as illegal possession of marijuana.
Someone is killed by a drunk driver every 45 minutes. Our car accident lawyers know that when drunk-driving accidents occur, they often result in serious injuries that may change your life forever. Why not take a cab or designate a sober driver? This and several other very easy steps could have prevented a drunk driving accident from occuring.
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