May 4th, 2012|
May 4, 2012
It seems as though some people just do not learn from their mistakes, especially drunk drivers. Statistics from the non-profit organization, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), show that 50 to 75 percent of convicted drunk drivers will continue getting behind the wheel of a car despite having a suspended license. A large percentage of these individuals will continue to drive drunk and potentially injure others.
Take, for instance, the case of a 34-year-old Elyria, Ohio, man who was charged with his seventh Operating a Vehicle while Intoxicated (OVI) charge Wednesday evening. According to News Channel 5, the accident happened just before 8:00 p.m. on Cambridge Avenue.
Elyria Police say that the man was riding a motorcycle with a passenger on the back when he struck a tree branch and crashed the bike. The man then attempted to flee the scene on foot. Police eventually caught up with him and looked up his record, and upon realizing his involvement in the crash and noticing six prior OVI convictions, asked that he submit to a blood alcohol test. It was then determined his blood alcohol level was 0.14 percent, nearly double the legal limit.
Drunk drivers who cause Ohio Auto Accidents not only cost innocent victims hundreds of thousands of dollars each year, but potentially their lives as well. That’s why the Ohio Injury Lawyers with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy ask that you never drink and drive.