A fatal car accident in Coeur d’Alene from a drunk driver occurred on Interstate 90 according to Idaho State Police. The driver of an older vehicle was attempting to pass when the car spun out of control and stalled perpendicular to oncoming traffic. An oncoming vehicle with a drunk driver behind the wheel, T-boned the car killing a teenager that was in the passenger seat. In addition, the driver who was the teens brother, was seriously injured. The drunk driver was arrested at the scene of the accident for aggravated DUI and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Fatal Car Accident Statistics from Drunk Drivers
In 2015, 10, 265 people were killed in a car accident involving an alcohol impaired driver reported the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It was also reported that 28 people die every day in the United States in an alcohol-related car accident. The chance of being in an alcohol related crash is one in three in the course of a lifetime. On the upside, drunk driving fatalities have fallen by a third in the last three decades.
How DUI Affects Your Ability to Drive
Driving under the influence of alcohol may seem harmless. However, the effects alcohol has on the function of the brain is greater than most people realize. When driving drunk, the brain is not able to function the same. Effects include: improper muscle coordination, reasoning and impaired thinking. These things are essential when operating a motor vehicle safely.
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