When car accidents occur, it is important to make sure that everyone involved gets proper information like insurance information and to stop and be certain no one was injured from the car crash. It is also required by law to remain at the scene of an automobile accident.
California Highway Patrol officers say a woman was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving and hit-and-run after a car accident with a police car.
Our firm’s San Diego car accident attorneys know that when a person gets into a car accident, the “fight or flight” feelings begin in drivers. Do you stay and make sure everything is taken care of or do I simply drive away from the situation? When alcohol is involved, drivers are more likely to choose flight because a driving under the influence can be detrimental to a person’s driving record.
Those same feelings may increase if the car that a person gets into a car accident with happens to be a police car. Covina, California police say a 29-year-old woman — of La Puente, California — fled the scene of the car accident and was apprehended several blocks away.
Luckily, there were no personal injuries or wrongful deaths that resulted in her actions, but that is often the case with drivers who are drunk. The only one who will have to pay the price is the driver herself.
If there are drivers that may think they have a problem with alcoholism, getting help through Alcoholics Anonymous should be considered before hitting the road and causing a car accident. There are many ways to prevent to drunk-driving incidents from occurring, so there is no reason for an intoxicated driver to be behind the wheel.
Our car accident lawyers in San Diego believe if a driver is crazy enough to get into a car after they have been drinking, they deserve to be caught and punished for their irresponsible decision. Ironically, this woman got into a car accident with a police car and will likely be given proper punishment for her very bad choice.
Call us now at 1-858-551-2090 or click here for a free consultation with an experienced car accident attorney and find out how we can help you. We speak English and Spanish, and we look forward to providing advice for your case. No fee if no recovery.
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Michael Pines is a former insurance company attorney who graduated from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 1987. While he was an insurance attorney, he learned from behind the scenes how insurance companies work and how they decide how much to pay injured people. Now that he works against insurance companies, Michael’s inside knowledge has resulted in significant benefits to his clients injured in car accidents. Learn more about Michael Pines