Everyone deserves to go out on the town for a night. There is something so relaxing about hanging out with your friends while sipping on a margarita or gin and tonic. What of it? It is just one drink. Yet, we all know the story. One drink turns into two which turns into so many more. What you thought was going to be a low key evening is now a full-on drunk riot. This was the last thing you planned to do. Now the bar is closing and you need to get home to get some sleep before work in the morning. The last thing you should do is get behind the wheel. Our DUI accident attorney at Dan Doyle Law Group knows all too well the drivers who do get behind the wheel. A few hours of fun have no turned into a lifetime of pain and tragedy.
It was a cold night in February when two cars with two very different driving statuses collided. One driver was in a car with his wife, sober. The other driver was drunk and had traces of amphetamine in her bloodstream. How did this happen? Investigators discovered that the drunk driver was driving 97 mph on a two-lane road ironically known as a cemetery hill. The drunk driver crossed the lane and hit the couple’s car head on. The accident happened so fast that there was no way for the sober couple to react to the drunk driver.
When police arrived the couple was pronounced dead on the scene. The drunk driver was incoherent, but alive and smelled of alcohol. The police tried several times to get her to react, but her eyes were bloodshot, her face was flushed, and her speech was slurred. Once the drunk driver regained consciousness at the hospital, she confessed that she had several Fireballs over ice at a local Philadelphia restaurant. The driver remembers driving very fast and admits that she must have fallen asleep while driving home.
The drunk driver was arrested several months later for dual counts of homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence. At the hearing, the children of the couple flew in from Mexico – where they lived—to read letters detailing how they are suffering from the loss of life. The letters also addressed the severe penalty of drinking and driving. They encouraged others to take a long pause before entering a driver seat drunk. The drunk driver was sentenced to 6 ½ to 13 years in state prison.
If you or someone you love is suffering from an injury due to an intoxicated driver, our Philadelphia DUI Accident Lawyer is here to fight for you. You and your family should not suffer alone because someone decided to drive after drinking too much. Let us fight for justice for you. Call 215-987-3730 or click here to start your free consultation with our professional attorneys at Dan Doyle Law Group in Philadelphia today.