Drunk Driving Accidents Archives

What if a driver refuses a breath test after an accident?

Drivers of all sorts travel on the road: young and old, experienced and inexperienced, automobile drivers and truck drivers, as well as those driving for personal reasons and those driving for work. Additionally, there are drivers that follow the rules of the road and those who do not. For instance, when a driver consumes alcohol and decides to get behind the wheel of a vehicle, he or she is creating a serious risk on the roadways.

Drunk driving accident victims have legal rights

Just recently, this Baton Rouge personal injury legal blog discussed the very serious topic of drinking and driving. The post offered a brief overview of the many ways that alcohol may impact a person's ability to drive, from the way it may dull their reflexes and reaction time to the manner in which it inhibits their decision-making processes.

How does alcohol impact a person's ability to drive?

It is a scary sight to see on a Baton Rouge highway: a vehicle traveling too fast for traffic and conditions, swerving in and out of its lane, following too closely to other vehicles and passing with too little space in between it and other automobiles. A likely reason for the vehicle's erratic and dangerous actions is the condition of the driver, as when alcohol is in a driver's system, it can cause them to make these and other dangerous driving decisions.

What can be done to prevent drunk driving accidents in Louisiana?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 3,000 people died in drunk driving accidents in the state between the years of 2003 and 2012. This is an upsettingly high number and demonstrates the true extent of harm that senseless drunk driving incidents inflict upon Louisiana communities each year.

Drinking during the holidays can lead to serious winter accidents

Louisiana residents may have noticed that as soon as the calendar changed over from October to November, all of the pumpkins and witch hats in their favorite stores' displays magically changed into snowflakes and Santa caps. It is November and now the long and celebratory stretch of holidays beginning with Thanksgiving and ending with New Year's Day is on individuals' radars. This period it often marked with happiness and goodwill, celebrated through an increase of parties, get-togethers and other events where people enjoy themselves with good food, entertaining company and spirited drinks.

Woman killed in fatal drunk driving accident in Baton Rouge

Whether it is a workday or a weekend day, many individuals make early morning commutes to work, stores or getaway destinations. While there are many reasons to hit the road during the early hours of the day, some motorists might be en route to their home. Following a late night out at a bar, event or gathering could cause an individual to drive home during the early morning hours. However, these drivers are likely to have alcohol still in their system and could be the cause of a serious and even fatal drunk driving accident.

Hit and run leaves bicyclist dead, driver arrested

A man is in jail on charges of hit-and-run and vehicular homicide after a deadly pedestrian accident in a Louisiana town about an hour from Baton Rouge. The arrested driver of the car who struck and killed the victim has a history of drunk driving, and police are investigating to see whether he was intoxicated at the time of the accident.

Proceed with caution on the roads during the Fourth of July

Throughout the United States, including the Baton Rouge, Louisiana area, people love to celebrate their Fourth of July holiday. For some, it could be as simple as taking the family out to watch the parade or fireworks. For others, it means firing up the grill and hosting family and friends for a good ol' American barbeque. No matter how you celebrate the holidays, it is important to remember that many others on the road may not be as responsible, and may get behind the wheel after having too much to drink.

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