Driving Under the Influence
If you live in the United States and own a television, you have likely been inundated with tales of the horrors of drunk driving since you were a small child. But despite the best efforts of both the government and independent organizations such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving to expose the sobering reality of drunk driving, millions of people continue to do it every day.
Drunk Driving Myths and Realities
Many people justify driving under the influence of alcohol by trivializing the act. For many people, drunk driving isn’t that big of a deal, and they may truly believe that it is possible to drive just as well or even better while drunk.
But the sad truth is that drunk drivers play a part in an estimated 39 percent of all vehicle-related deaths in the United States. It is likely that the majority of those drivers considered themselves safe to drive.
DUI and the Law
Because the possibility of killing another person does not seem to be enough impetus for some Americans to not drive drunk, DUI laws have become increasingly strict with much harsher penalties and consequences. In many states, drunk drivers can now lose their licenses after just one offense. Multiple offenses can result in jail sentences.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident that involved a drunk driver, contact the Racine car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874 to learn more about your legal options.