DUI Accidents

March 15, 2016

Yet Another DUI Accident: A Police Officer Injured

According to Sacramento DUI attorney, the official statistical data clearly demonstrates that DUI accidents are becoming more and more frequent – thousands of people are injured or even killed in those accidents on a year to year basis.

A relatively recent accident clearly illustrates why law enforcement authorities are so concerned with this issue and why they are doing their best to make sure that DUI offenders are apprehended and punished properly. Not so long ago a police officer along with a civilian person was hospitalized with minor injuries because of actions of an intoxicated driver. Everything could go very wrong, but luckily no one died.

The law enforcement officer stopped his vehicle on the side of the road, since he noticed that a civilian is trying to deal with a flat tire. He offered his assistance and together they were dealing with this problem just fine up until a pickup truck hit the police officer’s vehicle in the back and that vehicle hit the car with a flat tire in turn. Fortunately, both the police officer and the vehicle driver were only slightly injured and a bit shocked. The driver of the pickup truck was uninjured, but he was apprehended quickly and it is said that he was heavily intoxicated.

Hopping behind the wheel under the influence of alcohol or any illegal substances is never a good idea – you are posing a threat to yourself as well as other drivers and pedestrians, so you should refrain from drinking while driving.

Still, at times, law enforcement authorities are overly eager to catch DUI offenders and innocent people are charged with crimes they did not commit. If that is the case and you wish to handle the problem quickly and effectively, we simply cannot help but recommend you to definitely consult a qualified as well as genuinely experienced Sacramento drunk driving lawyer at the earliest opportunity. Sacramento DUI lawyer will go through all the evidence and will make sure that the case is closed or, if you indeed committed a crime, that you will get a minimized sentence.