Drunk people can be the most dangerous drivers on the road. While there are huge legal efforts to prevent people from driving while intoxicated, drunk driving continues to happen. Tragically, many innocent people are fatally or seriously injured as a result.
It is well-known fact that drinking alcohol and driving do not mix. The majority of alcohol-related crashes across the nation are caused by binge drinkers. Even people in Raleigh who socially drink are at risk of drunk driving if they do not allow enough time to pass before they get behind the wheel. Drunk driving accidents are usually avoidable. You should learn how to recognize the signs of intoxicated driving so you can take measures to keep you and your passengers safe.
The holidays are a time of joy and merriment and usually involve alcohol. It is also a time for travel, and drinking and driving are not a good combination. It is important to know how alcohol affects your ability to drive so you can make smart choices as you attend holiday parties and celebrate the season. Do not be a part of the 1.4 percent of North Carolina residents who drive despite being intoxicated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
On March 13, 2015, North Carolina police in Durham were planning a meeting in the District Attorney's Office to decide whether to go forward with more charges against a 41-year-old Durham man responsible for a fatal car crash that killed a 53-year-old youth counselor. The drunk driver was going southbound on Fayetteville Road when he struck the counselor's car from behind, causing him to go into oncoming traffic. A local woman was also hit in the crash.
Traffic accidents involving alcohol-impaired drivers were responsible for one fatality every 51 minutes in 2012, reports the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Such accidents took the lives of 10,322 people in the United States, a 4.6 percent increase from 2011. In North Carolina, 460 people died in collisions involving impaired drivers.
An alleged drunk driver was involved in a spring break car accident that cost the life of a North Carolina college student. The suspect could be charged with felonies in connection with the crash. The deceased woman was a student at Duke University, and a native of Cary.