After a fatal car accident in April, a wrongful death claim was filed on July 22, 2009 against the alleged drunk driver who caused several fatal car crashes.
The man, 39, pleaded not guilty to felony and misdemeanor driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol charges after he was involved in several car accidents, leading to the wrongful deaths of a 20-year-0ld woman and a 69-year-old woman. The man and his wife — who was also in the car — are the defendants in this wrongful death lawsuit.
The San Diego auto accident attorneys at our firm are continually disappointed by the staggering wrongful death totals caused by drunk drivers. Drinking alcohol weakens your ability to drive by impairing your reflexes and decision making ability. As a result, drunk drivers are a top cause of auto accidents.
Authorities believe that the man was in five car accidents on April 13 in a span of 30-minutes along State Road 60 and Florida Avenue. The wrongful death lawsuit says he was responsible for swerving in front of the woman’s oncoming car, which resulted in her wrongful death. Prosecutors said that the man’s blood-alcohol level was .147 at the time.
It is illegal for a car driver to have a BAC of .08; His BAC was almost double that at the time of the auto accident, and yet he still thought it was a good idea to get behind the wheel of his car.
Our firm’s auto accident attorneys in San Diego want to make sure you that it is never okay to drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs (legal or illegal). Two women are dead because a drunk driver caused a fatal car accident. If at any time you question your ability to drive, then do not drive!
Call a cab or call a friend, but never drive drunk. We can all do our part to prevent future drunk driving accidents from happening on our streets.
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