According to several news agencies, the Los Angeles County has seen a rise in arrests related to driving under the influence over the past weekend.
The official reports from the authorities have revealed that in the past five days, at least 22 DUI accidents resulted in fatalities. Other 228 cases also related to driving under the influence resulted in several injuries. California Highway Patrol troopers urge motorists in California to plan ahead for a sober designated driver. Troopers want drivers to remember that most of the times, accidents caused by drunken drivers could be avoided.
According to the CHP, holidays are particularly dangerous for drivers all across the state. Officers advise you to buckle up, keep it in mind you must obey all speed laws and have a designated driver. Stay safe and ensure the safety of others by driving responsibly.
As an Orange county car accident lawyer, I urge you not to get behind the wheel if you’ve been drinking. Intoxicated driving is illegal and DUI-related accidents claim lives. I encourage you to hail a cab or have a designated driver picking you up whenever you go out to have a few drinks. I hope the authorities are coming up with educational programs and campaigns that will encourage drivers to be safer and prevent car accidents.
If you or a dear friend is ever injured as a result of an accident that was caused by an intoxicated driver, you might wish to consider contacting a personal injury lawyer in your city to assess your case in a timely manner.