When a person is driving dangerously or while intoxicated, they could end up hurting or killing others. It’s important to hold a dangerous driver responsible because their actions could cause irreversible damage.
If you’re riding in a vehicle with someone who is intoxicated, your life could be in danger. If they don’t pull over, you could be involved in a serious crash that impacts everyone involved negatively.
Take, for example, this case out of Georgia in which a teen has been arrested for injuring two passengers and causing another’s death. The news report from June 3 states that the crash was a single-vehicle collision that happened when the teen lost control of their car.
The crash, which happened at around 10 p.m., led to the three passengers being ejected from the vehicle. One, the front passenger, 19, was pronounced dead at the scene. The two others, 16 and 18 respectively, were in the back seat when the crash happened. They were both injured and taken to the hospital.
The driver, a 19-year-old male, suffered minor injuries. At the scene, he was arrested after officers determined that he had been driving while intoxicated. The teen now faces multiple charges including distracted driving, reckless driving, failing to stay in his lane, two counts for causing serious injuries and one first-degree homicide by vehicle. He will also face DUI charges.
In this kind of case, it’s not just the victims who are impacted. The driver’s life could be forever altered, and the families of those involved will be forced to deal with the fallout. It is important for DUI crashes to be taken seriously so that reckless drivers are held accountable while victims and their families get the justice that they deserve.