San Diego Sheriff’s Office Cracking Down on Drunk Drivers
The San Diego County Sheriff’s Office is hoping to reduce the number of drunk driving car accidents over the Halloween weekend.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, the weekend of Halloween is one of the deadliest, largely due to the number of individuals who choose to drive while impaired. In 2009, 950 Californians were killed in alcohol-related crashes
, a figure that represents approximately 31% of all traffic deaths in the state. The San Bernardino County alcohol-related traffic death rate was the highest in the state, followed by Los Angeles County and San Diego County, respectively.
Members of the Avoid the 14 San Diego County DUI Task Force will be on alert this weekend looking to intercept drivers who they believe may be driving while impaired. A driver’s license/DUI checkpoint will also be in effect near the San Diego State University campus. While the effort is not aimed primarily at college-age drivers, law enforcement recognizes that students may pose a higher risk for being involved in an alcohol-related accident.
The Sheriff’s Office is encouraging partygoers to use a designated driver or arrange for alternate transportation in order to avoid an accident. Anyone who suspects a motorist may be driving while impaired should immediately call 911.
While the incidence of drunk driving may be higher over the Halloween weekend, an impaired driver can cause an accident at anytime and anywhere. This type of accident can leave its victims with emotional and physical scars, not to mention a large amount of medical debt.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident as a result of a drunk driver’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, lost wages, medical costs and funeral expenses, if necessary. A qualified California wrongful death attorney can help you to prove the facts of your case and establish the driver’s liability.
At the law firm of Nadrich and Cohen LLP, we are experienced in helping the victims of DUI/DWI accidents and their families to successfully win a claim for damages. If you’ve suffered due to a drunk driver’s carelessness, immediately contact the San Diego Car Accident Attorneys of Nadrich & Cohen at 1-800-715-4658. Our Injury Hotline is always available and we are dedicated to helping protect your rights. Your initial consultation is free and we collect no fee unless we’re able to recover a cash judgment on your behalf. Call us today to get the legal representation you need to prove your wrongful death case.