A woman in Cookeville, Tennessee was arrested for DUI after she crashed her vehicle and fled on foot. The accident happened on Saturday when 42-year-old Natalie Smith was operating her car and collided into another vehicle. Witnesses claim they watched Smith exit her vehicle and flee the scene of the accident on foot. Authorities located her hiding in a home near 9th and Franklin Avenue. Authorities reported that Smith was visibly intoxicated due to having blood-shot eyes, a strong odor, and she was very confrontational. Police arrested Smith and she was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, driving on a revoked license, and DUI. She was booked at the Putnam County Jail and her bond set at $3,000.
The offense of operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is punishable by law. However, the criminal consequences associated with committing DUI does not diminish the damages the victim sustains. Individuals injured, and families that lose loved ones, in drunk driving accidents will likely incur medical bills, lost wages, funeral expenses, property damages, and mental anguish. To recover the compensation you deserve for your damages, it is imperative to consult an experienced St. Louis drunk driving accident lawyer.
The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth have over a century of legal experience and have handled thousands of accident cases. We will investigate your accident, determine who is to blame, plan and execute a strategy to obtain the maximum compensation for your damages. If you have been injured or lost a loved one, in a DUI accident contact us today.