A popular Iowa car dealer was arrested in St. Louis for drunk driving this week. The Iowa man was arrested in Affton on suspicion of driving drunk and police say he has a dangerous driving record. The suspect served prison time for multiple drunk driving offenses in 2015. According to Iowa court records, the man has been convicted of driving drunk and sentenced to three years in prison. An Iowa judge is recorded saying that the man’s horrific DUI record is the worst case he has ever seen. The Iowa man was out on parole by March 2016 and was allowed to come to Missouri. On August 2, police arrest him for a DUI, and now his case will be seen by the St. Louis County prosecutor.
His horrific driving past includes a crash on an Iowa freeway that left a Camaro in flames and the driver seriously injured. Many St. Louis residents want to know why the dangerous driver is allowed to be operating a vehicle in the State of Missouri.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports an average of 28 deaths every day in the U.S. involving an impaired driver. That's one death every 53 minutes due to driving while intoxicated. The CDC also reports that this staggering number of fatalities cost over $44 billion every year.
The St. Louis DUI accident attorneys at Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC, are passionate about protecting the rights of victims injured in drunk driving accidents. No one should have to endure the pain, suffering, and financial burden that a drunk driver can cause. The Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth team will work tirelessly to make sure you receive justice by recovering a fair compensation for all damages. To find out more about our winning strategies and practices, contact Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC, today and speak directly to a DUI accident attorney.