The San Diego City Attorney’s Office will not file DUI drunken-driving charges against the sports director for KFMB-Channel 8.
The man was arrested on March 14, 2009 after he nearly got into a car accident with a police officer near his home in San Diego.
Our firm’s San Diego car accident attorneys, we are discouraged by this news because we believe that no matter how famous a person is, they should be held responsible if they are crazy enough to get behind the wheel of a car under the influence.
Drunk driving is a leading cause of car accidents because drinking diminishes your reflexes and instincts — both of which are vital when driving a car. Any lapse in focus can cause a car accident that causes personal injury or wrongful death if the car crash is more severe.
San Diego police say the officer was standing outside of his patrol car at Angelique Street and Avonette Court at about 8:20 pm when he saw the man’s speeding car coming around the corner. The officer said he flashed his lights and had to move out of the away to avoid getting runover by his car in a pedestrian accident.
No matter how famous a person is, they should not be immune to the law. DUI car crashes cause personal injury and wrongful death, and it is important to penalize people who are irresponsible enough to get behind the wheel of a car under the influence.
Our San Diego car accident attorneys’ hope our country’s laws will prevent drunk driving on highways and possibly save the lives of innocent pedestrians or other drivers. Status or prominence in the media should not be an excuse to let someone off the hook.
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