People who drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol are responsible for a large number of car accidents in the United States each year. The state of Massachusetts in no exception. According to the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility, there are approximately 120 alcohol-impaired driving fatalities in Massachusetts each year and many more injuries.
If a driver’s negligence causes injury or death, the victims may be entitled to compensation. At Colucci, Colucci, Marcus & Flavin P.C., we help ensure these victims receive the payout they deserve. Call us today at 617-698-6000, and we will explain the legal options that are available to you and your family. You may find the advice of a Boston personal injury lawyer invaluable.
Bus Driver Held Without Bail on DUI Charges
7 News reports that a 59-year-old man from Massachusetts has been arrested and detained without bail on charges of operating a school bus while under the influence. According to the article, the bus was transporting high-school students at the time. The man appeared in court on charges of driving under the influence, where he delivered a plea of not guilty.
Police say that the bus contained 25 members of a high-school cross country team, as well as coaches. The passengers noticed the driver operating the vehicle erratically. According to reports, he was speeding and drove through several red traffic lights. Witnesses say that the driver failed to take the passengers to a restaurant where they instructed him to stop.
Court records indicate that this is the man’s third driving under the influence arrest. According to his lawyer, the last arrest for DUI was more than 25 years ago.
Police say the driver failed a field sobriety test. He will be in custody until his next court appearance.
Massachusetts Man Charged With DUI After Accident
CSNNE reports that a man has been charged with driving under the influence following a car crash in Barnstable, Massachusetts. According to the article, a police officer noticed a vehicle travelling 80 miles per hour in a 35 mile per hour zone. Before the officer had the opportunity to pursue the suspect, the speeding car struck a pole and rolled over in the middle of the road.
Officers charged the 21-year-old man with negligent operation, speeding and driving under the influence. He was not injured in the crash and has since been released on bail pending a full investigation.
Driving under the influence is one of the most common forms of negligence that lead to car accidents. In these cases, victims may benefit from the guidance of a personal injury attorney.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a drunk driver, contact Colucci, Colucci, Marcus & Flavin P.C. We have many years of experience fighting for DUI victims in court, and we can assess your case to determine if you have a legitimate claim. Call us today at 617-698-6000 to set up an appointment with a personal injury attorney.