A drunk driver is facing charges after she hit and kill 38 sheep in an auto accident in Colorado. According to the Colorado State Police, 47-year-old Lynn Ann Michel was operating an SUV along a county road in Rio Grande County when she struck a large herd of sheep. She killed 38 of the sheep, and an additional 12 were injured. Michel fled the scene of the accident, but she was located at her residence after authorities discovered her license plates at the scene of the crash. She has been charged with driving under the influence and leaving the scene of the accident.
Drunk driving accidents happen thousands of times a year in the United States. Thousands of individuals sustain property damages, serious injuries, and death due to the negligence of a drunk driver. According to Mother’s Against Drunk Driving, drunk driving accidents claim the life of an individual every 52 minutes a day, and every two minutes a victim is injured by a drunk driver. Every driver is well informed and educated on the risks associated with DUI, and yet, millions of drivers continue to make the reckless decision to operate a vehicle while impaired every day. Those drivers will likely face criminal consequences and should also be held financially responsible for your damages.
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