Sadly drunk driving accidents and fatalities are a problem each day. Not only is the problem a serious one, but those who have committed DUI accidents, whether injuring another individual or crashing into a fixed object, face serious charges in the state of Florida.
In 2012, there were 697 DUI-related accidents that resulted in a death of either the driver or another victim. As a result, the state of Florida doesn’t take lightly DUI accidents and related incidents. Driving with a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) level of 0.08 percent or above will face charges.
The state of Florida has arrested over 40,000 individuals who were driving under the influence, and convicted approximately 26,300 in 2012 alone. However, over time, Florida has recorded 113,000 third-offense DUIs, and approximately 11,600 fifth-offense DUIs…
These facts truly are astonishing…and maybe a little scary. When we think about driving to work, or going out on a weekend to dinner, or even our children driving out with friends, we don’t often think about an accident…or a DUI-related accident. Unfortunately, the facts are high.
The rate of drunk driving is highest among adults between the ages of 21 and 25 years old, and a victim is injured in a DUI-related car accident every ninety seconds. Most Florida DUI-related fatalities and accidents occur on Friday and Saturdays between the hours of 3:00 AM and 5:00 AM.
Regardless of whether you are charged with a DUI or you or someone you love has been injured in a DUI-related accident, you need help and legal advice. For legal guidance, advice, and representation, consider contacting a DUI attorney in the state of Florida.
DUI Accidents and Charges
For more information on DUI related accidents and charges, contact the legal team at Hardesty, Tyde, Green & Ashton, P.A. today. We offer free case evaluations and consultations, so call our office now at (904) 398-2212.
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