Summer brings with it many opportunities for friends and family to get together for cookouts, concerts, and other festivities. Like it or not, many of these events include alcohol. Because drinking often causes people to make bad choices, it is important that the crucial choices, such as a designated driver, be made before the drinking begins.
I recently read this article that speaks about a group of friends who made some bad decisions which lead to the deaths of two of the friends. I was reminded of a similar experience when my best friend's younger brother was driving with some friends in his truck and was involved in a very serious accident. Fortunately, there were no permanent injuries to any of those involved, but the accident served as a wake-up call to my friend's brother.
In these situations, everyone involved suffers. The families of the deceased feel that their relative was blameless in the tragedy, but the reality is that bad choices were made by passengers and driver. The cost is unbelievably high for everyone. The best way to avoid this tragedy is to make better decisions, such as not getting behind the wheel if you have had too much to drink.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an alcohol related accident, or simply arrested for DUI, I would love to help. I have had great success in representing those accused of DUI both in the courtroom and beyond. Call me today for a free consultation.