Drunk Driver Accidents
Early in the morning on Sunday, January 5th, a drunk driver collision took place within Orange County that prompted numerous deputies with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office to set up a perimeter and direct traffic along Interstate 4. Details of the initial crash that resulted in the presence of the Sheriff’s Deputies are available, but they have been eclipsed somewhat by an accident that took place shortly afterwards that involved several patrol cars as well as a Mercedes.
An internal investigation into an officer with the Sanford Police Department is underway after the individual was arrested and charged with a DUI and property damage while driving within the city of Lake Mary. Reports from the Lake Mary Police Department stated that it was on Wednesday, January 1st, that the off-duty officer was pulled over while traveling through Lake Mary. The reports did not offer much information around the precise reasons that the officer was pulled over, and they also failed to state the details around the property damage charge that was leveled at the officer along with the DUI.
Alcohol is believed to be the major contributing role to a drunk driver accident that occurred in Summerfield this past Friday, the 15th of March, and resulted in an individual almost being swallowed by a sinkhole. According to reports from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the incident happened sometime around 2:00 in the morning, close to the intersection of U.S. 441 and SE 156 Place within the town of Summerfield. The initial call to the emergency center was placed by a woman who had either witnessed the incident or stumbled upon it shortly after it took place. This woman was with her adult son, and the two of them became increasingly concerned about the well-being of the person driving the car.
Manslaughter charges were issued against an individual from Palm Bay who is being accused of striking and killing two pedestrians on Saturday, March 2nd, while traveling along Palm Bay Road. According to reports from the Palm Bay Police as well as from the West Melbourne Police Department and the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, the incident happened around 12:30 in the morning, when a white 2006 Chevrolet Express van was traveling down Palm Bay Road Northeast.
An international manhunt that has lasted over a year reached its conclusion this past Tuesday with the apprehension of the man involved in a fatal high-speed auto accident on June 24, 2017 in Highlands County, Florida.
Early in the morning of Friday, August 10th, a 24-year-old from Orlando was driving their 2016 Honda through a construction zone located along State Road 528 in Orange County. At the same time, a 55-year-old lieutenant in the Florida Highway Patrol, was at work in the construction zone, ensuring that the the construction workers were safe from passing cars.
It was very early in the morning on Sunday, July 15th, that a 36-year-old woman began drinking bloody marys at a bar in downtown Orlando called Tanqueray’s. The tradition of drinking bloody marys at breakfast, while not an unusual practice, is also one whose responsibility is somewhat questionable given the fact that many people still need to climb into their cars after the consumption of the drink.
Police working within the city of Edgewood were first notified about the dangerous driver at close to 11:30 in the evening of Friday, July 13th. Reports began coming into the station telling the Edgewood Police Department that a person driving a pickup truck was seen driving into a row of bushes as well as traveling in the opposite direction of traffic down a busy road. When officers arrived and located the truck in question, they found that the person driving it was doing so in an erratic and dangerous way, so a traffic stop was initiated.
A 22-year-old traveling through Orlando is facing charges of DUI manslaughter after an incident that took place on Saturday, May 26th, along Universal Boulevard and Destination Parkway. According to reports from the Florida Highway Patrol, the 22-year-old in question was driving down the road when they approached the above-mentioned intersection. At the time of their approach, the light for their lan was red and the traffic before them had stopped in accordance with the law.
A recent report commissioned by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration from a group of renowned scientists with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine has proposed a drastic lowering of the legal threshold for drunk driving. The authors of the report indicate their strong belief that this, as well as several other measures, would dramatically decrease the number of road deaths that happen as a direct result of intoxicated drivers.