To serve and protect and obey the law themselves.  That should be any police officer’s professional and personal motto.

According to Fresno police, a 20-year old driver ran a stop sign when he was apparently drunk-driving (DUI) at about 9 p.m. on January 18, 2009.  As he rolled his truck through the sign, he caused a car accident with a Fresno Police Detective’s unmarked police car.  He then drove off, changing this whole incident into a hit-and-run.

Our firm’s San Diego auto accident attorneys know that driving under the influence of alcohol, running a stop sign and fleeing from the resulting car accident scene are never smart things to do.  It is just much, much worse when someone does each one of these in hit-and-run accident, especially one with a police officer.

The detective, dazed by the auto accident, radioed for help.  A police helicopter tracked the other driver’s truck until other officers subdued and arrested him for hit-and-run driving and driving while intoxicated.  He spent the night in Fresno County Jail.

The firm’s hope is that by sharing these stories with you, we can help you make sounder decisions when entering the roadways.  This man is going to spend some time in jail as the result of his actions.  Thankfully, the police officer in this car accident was not involved in a wrongful death.  How would anyone feel if he or she had killed a police officer in a car accident?

The experienced San Diego auto accident attorneys know the dangers of the road, but we also know that there are so many ways to prevent DUI accidents from occurring that it is a shame anyone thinks of doing it.

If you were injured and believe that you deserve compensation, then call our bilingual law offices right away at 1-858-551-2090 or click here for a free consultation with an experienced auto accident attorney and find out how we can help you.  We look forward to providing good advice for your case.  There is no fee if no recovery.

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