A single-vehicle car accident has now led to a Peoria, Illinois man being charged with driving under the influence. Records at the Tazewell County Courthouse indicate that 45-year-old Stephen King was operating his vehicle under the influence of alcohol and marijuana when he crashed his vehicle that killed his passenger. King is claiming he lost control of the vehicle when a tire blew and the vehicle overturned. The investigation is ongoing, and King has two prior convictions for DUI.
One of the most negligent forms of driving is operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Thousands of individuals are killed in drunk driving accidents every year, and Mother’s Against Drunk Driving report that 28 fatalities are caused each day in drunk driving crashes. While there are numerous sources warning drivers of the risks associated with the criminal act, thousands of people commit the crime each day causing serious injuries and death. Drunk drivers can face a range of criminal punishments for disobeying the laws regarding DUI; however, those drivers should also be held accountable for your damages.
The experienced St. Louis DUI accident attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth will fight aggressively to recover the justice you deserve. Our attorneys have the skill and experience necessary to handle your case and will work diligently to hold the negligent driver accountable while recovering the maximum compensation for your damages. If you or a loved one was a victim in a drunk driving accident, contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.