An average of 124 alcohol-impaired driving fatalities occurred in the state of Massachusetts during 2012, according to the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility. This equates to 1.9 alcohol-impaired fatalities per 100,000 population. The true representation of the driving under the influence statistics in Massachusetts lies in the arrest data, which reveals more than 8,000 DUI arrests during the same time period.
Driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs is a serious issue across the state. Fatalities aside, DUI crashes cause a range of serious injuries that leave a lasting financial and medical impact on the victims.
If you or a family member is dealing with accident-related injuries and you are looking for an experienced Boston personal-injury lawyer to advise you on the best way to proceed, give us a call. At Colucci, Colucci, Marcus & Flavin P.C. we are dedicated to defending the rights of the injured. Call us today at 617-698-0253 to set up a consultation.
Drunk Driver Totals Ford Pickup
Sippican Week reports that a Wareham man was arrested on Monday night on charges of drunk driving. The charges relate to a Route 28 car accident, during which the man totaled his vehicle. Rochester police found a demolished Ford pickup truck at the scene.
A witness at the scene told police the driver had run into the nearby forest. Local Massachusetts environmental police found the driver hiding in the woods nearby and arrested him.
Police arrested the driver and took him to Tobey Hospital for treatment. He is being held without bail and remains under police guard at the hospital. He faces charges related to speeding, reckless operation of a vehicle, leaving the scene of a crash, operating an uninsured vehicle and operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol.
Police found a number of full and empty beer cans in the vehicle. They confirm that this is the man’s second DUI arrest since March this year.
Pedestrian Accident Driver Jailed
Gloucester Times reports that a man charged in a Halloween car crash involving a pedestrian will remain in jail. The crash seriously injured a 38-year-old man. The driver of the vehicle received $5,000 cash bail in Gloucester District Court. However, the man violated an outstanding probation term.
The driver remains jailed while the victim remains hospitalized with serious injuries that officials say are potentially life threatening. A full investigation into the accident is underway, and the driver will appear again in court on the various charges soon.
A car accident can cause serious injuries, but there is no reason why you should struggle through these alone. At Colucci, Colucci, Marcus & Flavin P.C., we have many years of personal-injury law experience. Call us today at 617-698-0253 to set up an appointment if you are looking for assistance from a respected Boston personal-injury attorney. We will work with you to identify all possible outcomes of your case and attempt to recover compensation for medical bills and lost wages.