A St. Louis woman was charged with her fourth driving under the influence charge stemming from an auto accident that happened in March. The accident happened in St. Louis County when 55-year-old Tamera Jean Ward was operating her vehicle intoxicated along Telegraph Road. She admitted to police officers at the scene of the accident that she had consumed around eight to nine beers. The results from her breath and blood alcohol tests confirmed that she was driving under the influence. Her BAC was almost twice the legal limit at .15%. According to court documents, she has three previous DUI charges in which she pleaded guilty. Ward is being held on a $50,000 bond.
Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is one of the most negligent forms of reckless driving that claim the lives of thousands of victims each year. All drivers are educated on the traffic laws pertaining to DUI and the risks associated with the crime. However, thousands of individuals make the decision to operate their vehicle after consuming more than the legal limit. Typically, drivers will face criminal charges in the event of an accident, but they should also be held accountable financially for the damages they caused.
The experienced St. Louis DUI accident attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth have over a century of experience and have handled thousands of accident cases. Our attorneys will work diligently to hold any negligent driver accountable for your damages while recovering the maximum compensation. Contact us today for a free consultation.