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Teen Driver Charged in DUI Accident

A single-vehicle rollover accident lead to a teen driver being charged with DUI. The auto accident happened in Grand Junction, Colorado on Sunday morning. Authorities reported that a 16-year-old male was operating a vehicle northbound on Interstate 70 at a high rate of speed when he lost control and overturned the vehicle multiple times at around 10 a.m. Police charged the driver with DUI, possession of a handgun by a minor, and possession of a stolen handgun. There were no injuries sustained in the crash.

Millions of individuals make the reckless and negligent decision to operate their vehicles under the influence of drugs or alcohol every year. The number of drunk driving accidents that happen is astounding considering the consequences and risks known to every driver. Mother’s Against Drunk Driving estimate that drunk driving accidents claim the lives of 28 people every day in the United States. If you have lost a loved one in a drunk driving accident, there is no amount of money that will replace them. However, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, funeral expenses, loss of economic support, and mental anguish.

The experienced St. Louis DUI accident attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth have handled thousands of accident cases. Our attorneys have over 100 years of legal experience and will fight aggressively to hold the at-fault driver accountable for your accident. We will work to obtain the maximum amount of compensation available for your damages while supporting you throughout the case. Contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.

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