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Drunk driving is a serious problem in Colorado and across the United States. Accidents caused by a drunk driver are completely avoidable. When someone makes the decision to engage in drunk driving, they put their lives and the lives of others at risk. A St. Patrick’s Day crackdown on drunk drivers in Colorado led to over 600 arrests.
Hundreds of Colorado residents decided to make a terrible decision and drive drunk over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend. There were over 600 people arrested for a DUI during a two-week St. Patrick’s holiday crackdown. A person who is arrested for a drunk driving in Colorado can face up to a year in jail and fines in the thousands of dollars for their first offense. They also can be held accountable in civil court for the injuries they cause if they have a collision.
Families who have been affected by a drunk driver know how painful this experience can be. Drunk drivers affect thousands of families in Colorado and across the United States each year. They are negligent in their actions and cause families extreme pain. A family who has been affected by a drunk driver because of serious injuries or the death of a loved one may want to speak with a legal professional who is skilled in helping families who have been affected by a negligent driver. An attorney can help a family understand what their legal actions are. They can hold a negligent driver accountable for their mistakes. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, funeral expenses, pain and suffering and other damages.
No one should have to be the victim of a drunk driver. Drunk driving is completely preventable. When someone makes the decision to drive after they have been drinking they should be held accountable for their negligence.
Source: oakridgeobserver.com, “Paddy’s DUI crackdown nets more than 600 arrests in Colorado”, March 24, 2017