A DUI accident in Washington, D.C. resulted in the arrest of an off-duty police captain. The accident happened on Sunday night at approximately 9:40 p.m. when the captain rear-ended another vehicle near the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue SE and Interstate 295. The impact pushed the other vehicle into the path of a third vehicle and fortunately, there were no injuries sustained in the crash. The captain was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. The captain has worked for the police department for more than 30 years and has had his responsibilities and powers revoked. The investigation is ongoing.
The crime of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is one of the most reckless and negligent actions a driver can commit. Despite the education and statistics every driver receives regarding the risks of DUI, thousands of drivers commit the crime regularly. According to Mother’s Against Drunk Driving, there are 28 fatalities that occur each day in the United States due to DUI accidents, and thousands more suffer injuries that can alter their quality of life. All individuals that are involved in a DUI accident should contact an experienced DUI accident attorney regardless of the severity of the crash. Victims may be entitled to compensation for their economic and non-economical damages.
If you or a loved one have been the victim of a DUI accident, it is imperative that you contact the St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth. Our attorneys will fight aggressively to hold the reckless driver accountable for the damages they have caused while supporting you with compassion throughout the case. We will work diligently to recover the maximum compensation for your damages to ensure justice is received. Contact our office today for a free no-obligation consultation.