Alcohol can impair a person’s driving skills so it is not advisable for you to drink before sitting behind the wheel.
An elderly SUV driver who failed to stay sober struck and killed a pedestrian along Sunset Mobile Home Park at the 11700 Donner Pass Road in Truckee, California.
The driver was identified as Ronald Sonsowski, 60, from Coronado. He was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.
Meanwhile, the pedestrian identified as Juan Matamoros-Flores, 25, from Truckee, was initially bought to Tahoe Forest Hospital. He was then transferred to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, where he died.
A female motorcyclist was arrested for suspicion of drunken driving after the motorcycle crash in Saticoy (photo credit: featurepics.com)
Drunk driving is one of the leading causes of vehicle accidents today because it prevents a driver from thinking clearly and also impairs his or her ability to operate the vehicle properly.
In fact, a 28-year-old female driver who is suspected to be under the influence of alcohol hit a concrete wall in Ventura County, thus causing serious injuries to herself as well as her 23-year-old passenger.
According to reports, Suzann Bridges, from Encino, was moving north on Vineyard Avenue in Saticoy when she suddenly went through an intersection along Highway 118 and smashed into the wall.
The driver and her passenger who was identified as Josephine Razo, from Camarillo, needed to be extricated from the vehicle. They were then rushed to Ventura County Medical Center to receive immediate medical treatment.
Authorities said both of them suffered from internal injuries. It is fortunate that these injuries appeared to be non-life threatening.
The driver was then arrested on suspicion of DUI. It turned out that she is supposed to be arraigned the following week on a misdemeanor charge of driving with a suspended license. What is more surprising to know is that her license was earlier suspended due to DUI.
A recent chain accident in Sacramento that has killed a motorcyclist is possibly caused by a drunk driver.
Fatal Chain Accident Caused by Suspected Drunk Driver
The details released by the California Highway Patrol shows that 50-year-old Thomas Roberts was driving on the southbound lanes of Interstate 505 when he hit the center median before crashing into a guardrail.
The impact from the collision sent Roberts’ vehicle spinning back to traffic where it was rear-ended by another car. The disabled vehicles were said to be blocking the lanes and so a third vehicle was unable to avoid them and crashed into one of the cars.
A 48-year-old motorcyclist identified as Oscar Alfaro then tried to swerve away from the pileup by going to the right shoulder lane where he lost control of his motorcycle. Alfaro was thrown into the creek and was declared dead on the scene.
Roberts was arrested under the suspicion of drunk driving as he and the two other drivers sustained minor to moderate injuries.
In an effort to prevent fatal alcohol-related accidents involving minors, the state Legislature has recently passed a bill that will prohibit adults from giving alcohol to these people during social gatherings.
Legislature Tries to Stop Underage Drinking by Passing AB2486
According to reports, adults who provide alcoholic drinks to young drivers will be responsible if these minors were injured or killed in an accident.
The Assembly voted 67-1 in favor of AB2486l. It will be considered as a law once Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signs it.
It should be noted that adults will only be held liable in a car crash if it was proven that alcohol is the main reason why the incident occurred.
AB2486 does not cover all licensed or commercial alcohol vendors.
Those who oppose this bill said that people aged 18-20 are considered as adults in most of the areas under the law. They argued that these people are old enough to be held liable for their negligent actions.
Athletes are the first one who should avoid drinking because alcohol can cause their body to become weaker and prone to different kinds of diseases.
Ex-NFL Player Corey Dillon Faces DUI Charges. (photo credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)
Former NFL running back Corey Dillon has been charged with two misdemeanor counts of DUI after he was arrested last April.
According to reports, a driving while having a blood-alcohol level of .08% or more and a driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs charge were filed against the former Cincinnati Bengals running back.
Dillon was arrested by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies last April 21. He was reportedly traveling north of Mulholland Drive when he was pulled over.
Authorities were just going to check Dillon’s car registration but they noticed that the former player is intoxicated. Dillon then admitted that he drunk alcoholic beverages on that night.
Hopefully, other athletes will not follow Dillon’s bad example because it will only get them in trouble and it might ruin their reputation.
A Lakers fan who may have drunk too much while watching the team beat Celtics in the game six was arrested by authorities after his new Nissan 350Z slammed into three parked cars.
"LA Lakers fans." (photo credit: coxnewsweb.com)
According to reports, the crash happened along Gramercy Place, between Marine Avenue and West 152nd Street in Gardena.
The male driver said he drunk two 40-ounce beers while he was watching the game at his friend’s house.
It turns out that the three vehicles he damaged are owned by a single person (talk about bad luck).
The driver was arrested by the police on the suspicion of drunk driving.
Authorities should be more careful when the final game takes place. For sure, many people will drink while celebrating the victory of their chosen team. It is okay to celebrate, but you should still follow the law because failure to do so can end up in an accident.