Boca Drunk Driver Arrested Twice in 48 Hours
Gregg Hollander | July 27, 2013 | Personal Injury
Boca Raton police officers have been working overtime lately, and because of it they’ve busted the same woman for drunk driving twice in just two days. According to Boca News Now, Palm Beach Jail records indicate that a 50-year-old female driver was arrested twice in just 48 hours for drunk driving. She was involved in an accident during one of the arrests.
The intoxicated driver was released after a few hours on her first arrest, and was held on a $20,000 bond during her second arrest.
Our Boca Raton drunk driving accident lawyers understand that drunk drivers don’t oftentimes understand the consequences of their actions. Unfortunately, it’s other drivers who suffered because of these irresponsible decisions. In 2011, there were close to 10,000 people killed in drunk driving accidents across the U.S. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA); an average of one alcohol-impaired-driving fatality occurred every 53 minutes in 2011.
During that year, there were close to 900 people killed in alcohol-related accidents in the Sunshine State. These accidents contributed to close to 40 percent of all traffic accident fatalities recorded in the state each year. Because of this, we routinely rank as one of the most dangerous states in the country for these kinds of accidents.
Officials with the Florida Safety Council offer some tips for those who have been drinking and have to get home. The unfortunate truth is that many people are driving under the influence of not just alcohol, but other mind or mood altering substances, including medications. The unnecessary tragedies caused by DUI related crashes can be avoided by two simple means: having a designated driver, or taking a cab. If neither of those options is available to you, you can always rely on public transportation or you can stay over at a friend or family member’s home. You can even snag a hotel room; the cost of a room is a heck of a lot cheaper than a DUI conviction, which can run nearly $10,000.
According to The Century Council, there were close to 44,000 people in the Sunshine State who were arrested for driving under the influence. Also, there were about 100 who caused a fatal accident and returned a BAC of .15 or higher. There were another 100 drivers throughout the year who caused fatal accidents as repeat offenders.
While you may be responsible enough to stay sober behind the wheel, others are not so cautious. You can help to make our roads safer by reporting drivers who you believe are intoxicated. If you see a vehicle swerving or someone driving erratically, call 9-1-1 and report them to the authorities. Offer them information regarding the location of the vehicle, the direction it’s heading and other pertinent details. Your call could save lives.
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed by a drunk driver, contact the Hollander Law Firm. Call today for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your rights. Call 1-888-751-7770.